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Site Activities Week of August 13, 2018

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

Update for Week of August 13, 2018:

During the week of August 13, 2018, the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) was down for maintenance. Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) was suspended pending maintenance of the RTO and is expected to resume on August 20, 2018. During this maintenance period, perimeter air monitoring and other safety measures will continue.

Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) treatment system operating measures as of August 13, 2018:

  • Average subsurface temperature was 94.7º C, above the target temperature of 87º C.
  • The ERH system has applied 5,021,116 kWh of the estimated 8,255,000 kWh to complete treatment.  This represents 61% of the estimated total energy necessary to complete remediation.
  • The estimated TCE removal to-date is 1,349 pounds.
  • The perimeter air monitoring system has shown no TCE emissions at the perimeter of the site. The air monitoring results will be available on EPA’s website at

Please note that you may see occasional steam from the thermal treatment unit during system operation.  This is normal water condensation caused by weather conditions, and not a release of TCE vapor.

Site Safety:

Please be aware that this is an active and secured site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries and please do not enter the site for any reason.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions regarding site activities, please see the contact section of this website.