A new technical document has been posted in the Technical Assistant’s (TA’s) Documents section of the Document Archive of this website. The new document is titled “Response to AMCO Community Action Group Question Regarding Vapor Intrusion” and answers the question asked by CAG members during the March meeting, “Is the potential for vapor intrusion into the homes nearest to the AMCO Chemical Superfund Site increasing, decreasing, or staying about the same?” Please have a look at the report in the Document Archive to see how the TA used a tool called “hydrographs” to conclude that the potential for vapor intrusion into the homes is decreasing.

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EPA has hired OTIE (Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises) as the contractor for the cleanup (remediation) phase of work at the AMCO site. The local community’s Technical Assistant (TA) participated in a site walk on September 9th with representatives from EPA, OTIE, and Gilbane (formerly ITSI), which has been EPA’s contractor for the past several years. OTIE is respected by the TA and others in the environmental consulting community as an excellent environmental engineering contractor. OTIE is owned by the Oneida Tribe of American Indians.

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The Technical Assistant (TA – John Schweizer) will resume office hours at the regularly scheduled time (Tuesdays from 1 PM to 5 PM) on August 26. Drop by the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project office at 349 Mandela Parkway during office hours to chat and ask your questions about the AMCO Chemical Superfund Site.

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The Technical Assistant for the West Oakland community will not be holding office hours on August 19 because of a schedule conflict.

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The Community Technical Assistant (TA) has resumed regular weekly office hours from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday afternoon. Office hours are held at the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project office located at 349 Mandela Parkway. Come by to have your questions answered about the AMCO Chemical Superfund Site, which is located on 3rd Street between Mandela Parkway and Center Street. Or come by just to chat.

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This week (March 17 – 21) only, the Technical Advisor’s Office Hours will be from 10AM to 2PM on Thursday, March 20. Regular Tuesday Office Hours from 1PM to 5PM will resume on March 25.

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The Technical Advisor’s (TA’s) latest Field Observation Report (#8) has been posted to the TA’s Field Reports page on this website.

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The Technical Advisor’s (TA’s) comments on EPA’s Draft Remedial Investigation Addendum document has been added to the TA’s Documents section of the Document Archive on this website. The TA will discuss these comments at the March 3 CAG Meeting.

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Be sure to note that the CAG meeting from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on March 3 will be at the Mandela Gateway Apartments Community Room. If you attended CAG meetings a couple of years ago, you will recognize this location as the old location where we used to meet.

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CAG Agenda: March 3, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Mandela Gateway Apartments Community Room

 

1.      Introductions and review of agenda – Brian and Sarah

2.      Introduction of Enrique – Steve

3.      Enrique’s comments

4.      State of trailer/transition/leases – Brian

5.      Discussion of the RPM transition – Caleb, Lynn, Steve

6.      Site characterization/engineering update – John

7.      Project timeline and introduction of EE/CA – Lynn

8.      Other items, community questions and comments

9.      Meeting close

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