Montclair Glen Ridge Radium Sites
Montclair, New Jersey
The Montclair/Glenn Ridge Radium Sites in Essex County New Jersey were contaminated in the early 1900s by a nearby factory that manufactured luminescent watch dials. Sealand Enviro was contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide site remediation services of the five-acre Barrows Field Site, a contaminated ball field in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Sealand Enviro provided environmental engineering, design and remediation services to remove the radium contaminated soil and restore the site as a neighborhood ball field. Approximately 100,000 cubic yards of radium-contaminated soil were removed and transported by rail to Energy Solutions in Clive Utah. In addition to the successful completion of the remedial action, Sealand Enviro provided value-engineering services to the U.S. EPA, regarding volume reduction of the contaminated material. In addition to completion of the scope of work, and the final environmental sampling and characterization of the site, Sealand Enviro played an integral role in public relations and community outreach. Our health physics field technicians monitored the site perimeter and provided weekly updates to the citizen groups involved in the cleanup.