October 31, 2018

Community Update on Odor at 800 Monroe Street

The Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) for the 800 Monroe Street project informed the City that remediation activities will resume on Thursday, November 1.

How has the odor at 800 Monroe Street been mitigated?

A layer of concrete was added directly over the remediation area.It was then expanded so that edges of the original remediation area are now also capped with concrete.  Additional vapor extraction points have been added that will enhance the capture of vapors and return them to the remediation system. Lastly, a sealing foam has also been applied to the treatment zone and surrounding area.

When will remediation activities resume for the 800 Monroe Street project?

The contractor will slowly start ramping up the remediation system temperature on Thursday, November 1. The Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) will have personnel at the site during the normal workdays Monday through Friday, and personnel will be periodically inspecting during the weekends.  They will continue to conduct daily perimeter monitoring with as well as continue with site-wide sampling.

Will the mitigation measures prevent future odors when remediation activities resume?

The Hoboken Health Department will monitor the site when remediation activities resume.  The LSRP is confident that the implemented mitigation measures will prevent further odors from escaping the site. In the unlikely event that site odors are identified, the contractor is prepared to halt remediation again by returning the remediation system to an idle mode and initiate further investigation.

When will remediation activities be completed?

Remediation activities should be completed by the end of 2018.

The City will keep the community informed with any updates. If you have any questions, please call the Hoboken Health Department at 201.420.2000 x5205.