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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:27 by Susan Halkett
Following the recent settlement received from the MOD, Weedon Bec Parish Council is pleased to confirm that work to remove the Mound will start on Monday: please read the below information.
Weedon Bec Parish Council has commissioned Symbiotic Solutions and TRC Companies Limited to undertake remediation works to remove contaminated waste within The Mound located at Jubilee Playing Fields, Weedon Bec. More »
The area of concern comprises an estimated 30m x 30m area in the northeast corner of the playing fields. The Mound comprises a raised, partially vegetated topographic mound. Previous site investigations and soil testing has detected that the materials that make up the mound are contaminated with asbestos fragments, heavy metals and hydrocarbons. Previous earthworks have detected various military artefacts including Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). These materials are hazardous to health if disturbed.
The Council has commissioned the remediation works to excavate and remove the mound and any hazardous materials contained within the materials. This will allow restoration of the playing field and return this area to beneficial use.
The remediation works will comprise excavation of contaminated materials and removal to a licensed landfill facility.
w/c 27th November – remediation operations commence including materials treatment and waste removal
22nd December 2017 – site will close for the Christmas break
2nd Jan 2018 – site operations recommence after Christmas break
End of Feb 2018 – waste removal works complete – site will remain fenced and locked
March / April 2018 – site will be subject to grass seeding – timings dependent on weather – site will remain fenced and locked to allow grass to establish
The works will be undertaken by environmental and remediation professionals. The works will be monitored throughout to control and minimise environmental impacts associated with dust, noise, odour and to control hazardous materials such as asbestos.
Trained UXO specialists will oversee all waste removal works to manage potential UXO finds.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will waste be removed from site?
All waste will be removed by road using sheeted tippers. The haulier will be a waste carrier licenced by the Environment Agency and will haul and tip materials at appropriately licenced landfills.
How much additional traffic can we expect during the works?
We anticipate no more than 15 loads per day to be moved off site. This will be managed in a manner that respects the needs of the local community and avoid blocking of roads with haulage vehicles.
Will there be any road closures?
No we will not be closing any roads. The work will be managed in a manner that does not require closure.
How will you manage the safety of pedestrians and road users during the works?
We will have a highways qualified operative managing the gate off Bridge Road. They will direct our haulage vehicles and prioritise the flow of loca l traffic and pedestrians.
How will you manage the risk of Unexploded Ordnance?
We will have a trained military ordnance engineer present on site during the works. They will carry out clearance searches and provide a watching brief. If military artefacts or ordnance are encountered they will manage the risk and response.
What will you do with any military artefacts found during the works?
Any military artefacts found during the works will be handed over for the council for use in the local community. Any hazardous materials or UXO found during the works will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
How will you safely handle asbestos?
Asbestos removal will be carried out by trained operatives who will adhere to the highest standards and controls. The works will be performed under a controlled environment with decontamination facilities for operatives. Monitoring will be performed at the site fencing to ensure that no hazardous materials are released to the surrounding environment.
What will the site look like once you are finished?
The mound will be fully removed and the area returned to the council for restoration and local community use. It is expected that the area will slope down from Bridge Road and the area of the Mound will be approximately level with surrounding playing fields. Please contact the council directly to discuss future plans for land use.
Will the site be safe once you are finished?
A verification report will be presented to the Council upon completion of the works to confirm that the site can be accessed without presenting a risk to the public.
Why is the site remaining fenced?
The site will remain fenced and isolated until the remediation works are completed. The site will remain fenced until after the Spring when grass seeding can be carried out. It is likely that the fencing will remain in place to allow grass seeding to establish. » Less