Waukegan Harbor Citizens’ Advisory Group WAUKEGAN HARBOR US AREA OF CONCERN USEPA SUPERFUND DREDGE
Season 1 – approx. 40,000 cu yds!!!!! TARGET REACHED!!! GO TEAM!!!
Dredge in harbor on a very grey day.
Looking at new sea wall where sediment leaves harbor (approximately) for treatment.
A good look at the new sea wall.
Containment cell can hold up to 180,000 cubic yards of sediment. Dredge will be completed by fall 2013 !!!
Liner was sewn together by workers using a sewing machine during the long hot summer of 2012!!!
The containment cell is the size of three football fields and is surrounded by lights so that the workers can help open the membranes in the geotubes as they are filled - all night during the dredge season.
Two geo-tubes folded up before being installed in the containment cell.
GEO â€“ TUBES being filled with sediment!!!!!
The 2012 fall season of geo-tubes!!! Dredging will resume in the spring â€“ approximately April 1, 2013. The geo-tubes will be stacked four high when completed.
“Big Blue” water treatment system. It is located north of Triax building on OMC Plant 2 site. It will operate 24/5 “in-season” with maintenance on weekends and return clean water to the harbor.
Interior of treatment system in Triax building: Will also be used during the non-dredge season to treat weep water from containment cell.
New containment cell for harbor sediment.
Triax Building â€“ site of water treatment system
Published on Nov 14, 2012