5/2017: In May, the EPA will restart the cleanup of seven residential yards with PAH contamination in Eastwick. It will include removal of up to two feet of soil. This is the same cleanup that began in August 2016 and was suspended during the winter. Besides the seven yards, others with lower PAH levels will be addressed later. The May cleanup should take about one month, with individual yards taking two weeks or less.
11/16/2016: The removal action for 2016 has been completed- meaning that all yards that met contamination triggers established in the removal action have been cleaned up. A total of 27 yards were cleaned during this project. The EPA will be responsible for maintaining the newly installed Sod through Thanksgiving.
11/09/2016: The EPA is addressing contaminated yards on the 8200 Block of Buist Ave. There will not be any yard remediation beginning Thanksgiving. All clean up activities will resume following the Winter holidays. The EPA will be contacting homeowners of yards that did not meet contamination levels, and updating them about the possibility to address their yards during the landfill clean up.