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  • NPS Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation for Off-Road Bicycle Trails

    NPShas proposed a special regulation to designate and authorize off-road bicycle use on new trails constructed outside of developed areas in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The public is invited to provide comment until Monday, December 15, 2014. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

Krejci Dump Site Cleanup and Restoration

Read Our Brochure: Krejci Dump: A Story of Transformation

Recent Updates:

August 29, 2012
Rigorous goals set for soil remediation and final restoration actions are scheduled to begin.The excavation and removal of approximately 371,000 tons of contaminated soils and debris has been completed. The comprehensive post-excavation soil sampling effort establishes that remediation goals for the 46-acre former dump site have been met. The final steps necessary to restore the Site may now begin, including final grading; re-vegetation using native meadow grasses, forbs and shrubs; and restoration of 3 acres of wetland and wet meadow habitats. The NPS expects this work to be largely completed before the end of 2012.

July 1, 2011
As of May 2011, preliminary soils data show that 176 of 185 quarter-acre grids on the Site had achieved all Site Remediation Goals. Four of the remaining nine grids (all on the West Site) continued to exceed cleanup levels for dioxins and have been the subject of additional excavation and sampling in June. The five remaining grids are still being used for haul roads and a staging area and will be excavated and tested once the other grids are clean.

NPS anticipates that EQIS will re-mobilize in late June to conduct additional excavation in any of the four West Site grids that continue to have dioxin-contaminated soil. If soil sampling results support the conclusion that the contaminated soil has been removed from these grids, then it is anticipated that EQIS will re-mobilize to remove haul roads and excavate and sample in the five remaining grids on the West Site that have been used for haul roads and staging.

EQIS is developing plans for grading and revegetating the East Site. Once those plans are approved by NPS and all sampling results have been confirmed, EQIS will survey and begin grading the East Site, most likely in the fall of 2011. Plans for West Site grading and revegetation will begin as soon as all West Site grids achieve the cleanup levels. East and West Site revegetation may be complete by the spring of 2012.

Click here to read the archived updates.

Reports:
Krejci Dump Site Cleanup and Restoration Public Notification Policy

Krejci Dump Cleanup History and Planning (NPS/BOR)

Krejci Dump Cleanup Process by EQIS (the project contractor)(July 20, 2005)

Krejci Dump Remedial Action Work Plan to Address Village of Boston Heights Issues

FAQ about the Krejci Dump Site Cleanup

Project Documents:
Initial Roadside Baseline Sampling
Second Round of Roadside Sampling
Third Round of Roadside Sampling
Summary of All Roadside Reports
Fact Sheet

For More Information:
Contact Christopher Davis at (330) 342-0764 ext. 5, or e-mail us.

 
 

Did You Know?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.