About the Community Development Department
- Mail: 44 W. Hebble
Fairborn, Oh 45324
- Phone: (937) 754-3056
- Fax: (937) 879-7395
- Contact: Chris Wimsatt
- Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00
Mon - Fri
more information from the National Center for Medical Readiness - CalamityVille
We completed extensive clean-up on the site, treating water, and removing cement dust and specifically located asbestos. Most of the latter was found around the windows of the packhouse. Contaminants left over from coal and former building resulted in removal and replacement of soil on the property. Several tons of cement dust were suctioned from the packhouse and silo area. This improvement has allowed the multi-story packhouse and tunnels beneath the silos to become a better area for exercises. Significant cement dust remains inside the silos; we will address it as the need for silo-based props evolves. We’ve also cleaned several tunnels on the property and created access to allow for closed space rescue training. The dilapidated machine shop was demolished, and we’ve kept its raw materials for future props. This allowed us to open up a platform for decontamination training and additional green space on the property.
Fencing around the property is now in place, and monitoring cameras are installed on-site. Prior to our arrival, the Calamityville site saw a considerable amount of vandalism. With these new security measures in place, we are now able to protect the property. We plan to continue to monitor the perimeter and close holes in the fence as they appear. We’re also in the process of removing trees and shrubs that rest against the fenced areas and allow for potential access. We would also like to thank both Fairborn and Wright State University Police for their ongoing support.
Environmental Management Specialists (EMS) has completed all of the required earthwork and removal of asbestos containing materials from the Calamityville site. They finished with the final grading and seeding of the site today. They will be back at the site next week to finish their portion of cleaning of the silo areas. Remaining work for EMS consists of steel cutting and closing of the wells used to remediate the TCE. The well closure is expected to take place near the beginning of the summer.
The Certified Professional TRC is wrapping up the Phase II report writing and will be ready to circulate a draft by the end of next week.
EMS has completed remediation activities for most of the designated soil excavation areas (Zones 1 through 20) at the site and have backfilled them. One area (Zone 21) remains where impacted soils are planned for excavation. The excavation activities are tentatively scheduled to begin on November 14th.
CIS along with EMS utilized an excavator to continue the excavation of the NE tunnel section that is connected to the south tunnel. Approximately 150 feet of tunnel has been excavated and abated heading east off of the south tunnel to where concrete appears to be pored and no piping was visible. CIS and EMS moved to the eastern collapsed section of the NE tunnel and began excavation to remove the concrete pipe to expose the metal piping and contaminated debris. Approximately 20 feet of the concrete pipe tunnel has been excavated heading west from the collapsed point. CIS personnel performed spot cleaning and final abatement of contaminated debris that was not removed by the excavator. All ACM and contaminated debris were placed in double poly lined dumpsters and sealed prior to being hauled off site. Three 20 yard roll off dumpsters were transported off site by Rumbke.
CIS continued the abatement of the northeast tunnel. Workers continue to enter the tunnel system through the decon area located in the service garage and are working toward the collapsed section of the northeast tunnel. Asbestos containing piping is wrapped with 6 mil poly sheeting prior to being cut out and removed. Non-insulated piping was cleaned of all loose debris and set outside the regulated area. Loose, ACM and contaminated debris was placed in 6 mil poly bags and staged in the load out station along with the wrapped insulated piping prior to being placed in a poly lined dumpster. CIS utilized four air filtration machines to achieve a negative enclosure inside the northeast tunnel during the abatement activities. CIS will continue the northeast tunnel abatement and possibly starting the surface decontamination tomorrow.
CIS continued the abatement of the north residential tunnels. CIS set up the regulated area around access points #8 and #4. Air filtration machines were set up at manholes #8 and #4 with works utilizing glovebags with HEPA filters and water sprayers to remove ACM insulation heading towards air filtration machine at manhole #4. The remaining workers in the tunnel followed behind the glovebag abatement and cleaned the walls and floor of the tunnel to clear all remaining ACM and contaminated debris. All ACM waste and contaminated debris were placed in 6 mil poly bags and placed on poly sheeting in the regulated area prior to being hauled to a poly lined closed dumpster. CIS along with EMS also continued the abatement of the collapsed tunnel to the south of the former machine shop. All material was continuously wetted while EMS utilized an excavator to remove ACM, piping and contaminated debris and then placed the wastes in a double poly lined dumpster. CIS did a final cleaning of small debris in the exposed portion of the southern tunnel, swept all waste into poly bags and placed in the poly lined dumpster. CIS will continue the abatement of the pipe insulation and contaminated debris in the northern residential and southern machine shop tunnels tomorrow.
Loewendick finished removing all clean concrete and steel debris from the south section of the machine shop in preparation to continue the demo/ abatement of the roofing material. Once all the clean debris was hauled to the EMS staging area, Loewendick along with CIS utilized an excavator with shearing attachment to demo another section of the machine shop roof. A firehose was used to minimize dust release during the demo and while debris was being placed into poly lined roll off dumpsters. CIS also continued the abatement of the top floor windows of the pack house. CIS utilized a boom lift to transport window frames and poly bagged debris to a poly lined roll off dumpster on the west side of the pack house. CIS began to remove windows located at the three scale houses on the east side of the pack house. All windows and debris were wrapped and/or bagged and placed in poly lined dumpsters. A total three roofing ACM and debris was transported off site after decontamination of trucks and roll off dumpsters prior to leaving the regulated area. One roll off dumpsters containing window and transite debris was also transported off site. The demo/ abatement of the machine shop roof along with windows, adhesive pads and insulated pipe located in the pack house will continue tomorrow.
CIS completed installing rubber membranes on the first floor window openings and open doorways of the former machine shop as well as tapping poly sheeting on all second story window openings for dust containment during the roof demolition starting Tuesday, July 12. CIS also cleared out all their equipment in the machine shop and placed it in a secure closed roll off box. No ACM abatement was performed today.
CIS continued abatement work at the former machine shop yesterday. The insulated pipe located on the eastern wall was wrapped in 6 mil poly sheeting. CIS utilized glove bags to wet and cut out portions of the insulation to expose the metal piping to cut. The ends of the cut insulation was tapped before the pipe section were cut and removed. Mudded fittings located on copper pipe in the basement were wrapped in 6 mil poly sheeting and cut. Mastic located in the basement was also removed utilizing mastic removing solution and saw dust then swept into 6 mil poly bags. All western second story windows and transite panels were abated, and wrapped in 6 mil poly sheeting or bags. Window glazing and transite panels were wetted down before utilizing acetylene torch to cut the metal frams and crow bars to loosen the transite panels. CIS also continued to abate the transite panels and windows on the eastern second story, only six second story windows remain. All loose debris around the windows and transite panels was wetted and swept into poly bags. All ACM wastes were then placed into a poly lined roll off dumpster.
Demolition of machine shop at Calamityville is scheduled to begin on July 12, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. Estimated time for complete removal will be two to three weeks.
AST completed the third round of 24 injections for the TCE remediation. Groundwater sampling will begin in September to test the effectiveness of the three rounds of injections. The ground will be tested quarterly with the followling sample being taken in January 2012.
CIS continued with the abatement of the windows and doors in the former machine shop. A total of 12 windows and two doors with asbestos containing glazing were removed, wrapped in 6-mil poly sheeting and placed in a poly lined roll off dumpster. All debris around the windows inside the machine shop was wetted and swept into 6-mil poly bags before being placed in the dumpster. The machine shop basement has been prepped along with poly sheeting covering the windos and an AFD is in place. Abatement of the floor tile/mastic and adhesive pads under the ceiling tiles is scheduled to begin tomorrow. ACMS, covering pipe sections located in the machine shop are also scheduled to begin tomorrow.
The second round of injections for the TCE remediation is now complete; 64 separate injections were completed.
The contractor is finishing dress up on water main project which was completed last fall; grass seed is being planted in the ditches.
The contractor for Phase 2 clean up, which includes demolition of the old tool shop, will be on site June 13 to commence work.
The second phase of the groundwater remediation at the Calamityville site is scheduled to begin on Monday May 23, 2011, and will last for approximately one week. There will also be a surveyor on site sometime next week to locate injection points prior to the contractors arrival on the 23rd.
Water line installation is complete. The pressure test has successfully been completed. Bacteria testing is scheduled for next week; passage of this test will mean the water line is fully operational. Clean up activities such as repairing damaged sidewalk is in the works at this time.
Last week EDG has finished almost all of the demo work from the change orders in the office building. The north half of the warehouse roof is complete up to the expansion joint. The only remaining work left on the roof includes the expansion joint and the flashing on the south end. Ten windows sets were removed last week leaving three left on the east side of the office building. Diggit Excavating is starting the water main installation on Monday, November 1, 2010.
Last week EDG removed approximately 90% of the roofing material on the northern half of the roof. By the end of today that area should be clear and ready for the roofing company to begin their work. Demolition change orders continued in the office building last week. Removal of the windows in office building is scheduled to begin this week as well.
This week EDG set up and started abatement of the warehouse roof. The workers are making progress and will continue with the abatement next week as well. The gutters on the eastern side of the warehouse have been completely removed. Also all fiberglass insulation and plaster ceiling in the lab area of the office building has been demoed.
This week EDG finished up the punch list items located throughout the office building. The general contractors' verified that all the items have been removed. EDG also completed the removal of the floor and ceiling tiles located in the basement.
Ryan Pullman took over for Dan Royce (both of the Payne Firm). The crew worked hard this week and were able to finish off the demo work in the lab area. All the proposed walls, door frames, piping, electrical components, vent ducts and tile have been removed. Next week the plan is to work on the punch list items.
Warehouse roof removal should begin next week. WSU’s prime contractor, Rhecors of Fairborn, has moved into the building and is installing the new HVAC systems and the plumbing.
Demolition continues throughout the building.
All of the large HVAC units have been removed
from the attics. The center and northern attic
spaces are nearing completion. The first floor
is largely finished with a few punch list items
to be completed. Exterior sidewalk
concrete demolition is about 80% complete. We
are still waiting on a bulletin from Champlin
allowing EDG to demolish or remove a portion of
the bathroom wall in order to access the pipe
chase. Bill and Bud brought a crew out on
Thursday and were able to move all
files needing to be kept to a secure location.
south attic space was visually inspected by the
end of yesterday and will be encapsulated this
morning. Clearance samples should be collected
in that area this afternoon and clearance sample
analysis results for the south tunnel should be
received by today or tomorrow.
The only interior abatement remaining is a section of pipe in the women's bathroom on the first floor that connects to the mens bathroom. The surrounding walls are not to be demolished yet the GC is planning to use this chase for the new plumbing materials. We are trying to figure out how to best access the pipe and remove it without damaging surrounding walls. This will be discussed with Ryan Lynch from Rhecors at Tuesdays meeting. Demolition is moving fast as well. The crew have nearly cleared the entire classroom space on the western side of the building. The majority of office spaces have been cleared as well. The basement demolition has begun and certain areas will be cleared in order to move the figures and blueprints that remain in the basement into those areas for safe storage.
Almost all universal waste has been collected and is being prepped for proper disposal. The north tunnel should be cleared. The southern tunnel work continues and the supervisor expects to get it visually inspected by the end of Wednesday. The crew has started demolition in some of the first floor office spaces removing all carpet and if needed floor tile, as well as all drop down ceiling material and mechanical material. The temporary fence was put it place yesterday.
The center attic space is completed and has been visually inspected. Crews will continue final cleaning of the north attic space as well as complete the women's bathroom pipe chase. They have began setting up containment in the basement. Abatement in the tunnels will begin and it is anticipated to be completed by the end of business on Wednesday, July 21. Currently waiting for approval to punch controlled holes in the plaster ceiling of the lab for abatement.
At the June 21 City Council Meeting, Council approved a contract with EDG, LLC, for the asbestos abatement program at Calamityville. A pre-construction meeting will be scheduled in the near future to begin this first step in the clean up of the Calamityville site. Upon completion of the asbestos abatement Wright State University staff will occupy the building and begin their work.
Bids were opened on June 10, 2010 for asbestos abatement clean up activity. Bids are currently under review and a recommendation will be taken to City Council in the near future.
Additional soil sample activities are going on to better delineate the clean up parameters on the site.
The City of Fairborn has hired The Payne Group as consultant and manager for the remedial clean up activities of Calamityville. During the week of 6/1/10, soil samples will be collected at the known locations where soil needs further analysis. The following week, the Payne Group will be installing injection wells to treat the TCE (trichloroethylene) with potassium permanganate.
Bids for asbestos abatement will be opened on June 10, 2010.
The city is also working with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber to design a water main extension that will service the facility with potable drinking water.