Soil Beneath Water Tower Removed
The soil below the west water tower was tested for lead contamination in June 2002. More extensive sampling was conducted in March 2003 when it was determined that due to previous maintenance activities, the soil below the tower contained lead contamination from sand blast grit and paint chips. The contamination extended to a depth of approximately six inches.
The area was remediated in September 2006 with the removal of 250 tons of lead-contaminated soil. The soil was sent offsite for disposall. This action was documented in the Central Steam Facility Storm Water Outfall Remediation Closeout Report, February 2007.