Current site activity
Now that planning permission for the remediation project has been granted, you will begin to see more site activity.
The project is being managed by Derbyshire County Council, and the site team will number about a dozen at anyone time. RemedX, the lead contractor, is a remediation specialist and Fitzwise will be operating the excavation equipment.
We have started to bring water and power services onto the site. In the next few weeks we will also be installing a temporary welfare unit for use by site staff in their breaks.
Plant and equipment
Excavators and plant are beginning to arrive on site ready to start the remediation process. A limited number of truck movements have occured offsite in late March. In April, we will be moving our new windrow turner onsite (see ‘Remediation process’).
We are finalising the removal of any remaining trees and vegetation inside the fenced remediation area ahead of the bird-nesting season. Suitable harvested material is being used to create woodpiles in the country park as a habitat for wildlife.
We have installed 19 boreholes within the country park (8 within the fenced lagoons area) to continually monitor ground water quality and depth. We will also be monitoring the water in the brooks and the various other drains in the country park. This monitoring will provide a record showing the watercourses in the surrounding area are not affected as a result of our activity.
Foul water discharge
The water collected in the lagoons area will continue to be discharged to the foul drain under licence from Yorkshire Water.
We expect the main task of soil remediation to begin in late April 2012. The process is explained in ‘Remediation process’.
Site activity including deliveries to site, transportation off site, excavation and windrow turning will be restricted to 7am–6pm Monday–Friday and 8am–12noon on Saturdays. It should be noted that bioremediation and biocell ventilation is a continuous process but no operational activity other than routine maintenance will take place on Sundays or public holidays.