DHEC'sÂ preferredÂ cleanup alternative for the Congaree River sediments and soils isÂ No. 4 - Removal of the TLM and Impacted Sediments. This alternative is the most protective of human health and the environment because it permanently removes the TLM and affected sediments and soils to the maximum extent possible. Because of the scope of work involved, the cleanup would be conducted in multiple phases and take approximately 3 years to complete. Although the affected area would remain off-limits during the cleanup, official access points to the river would not restricted.
Federal and state laws govern activities in (or affecting) navigable waters, therefore various permits will be required if it is selected as the final cleanup alternative. The United States Army Corps of Engineers and DHEC have established a joint application process for activities requiring both federal and state reviews or approvals. The permit processes require SCE&G to submit detailed information for the project addressing, but not limited to, the following:
All documents that DHEC used in evaluating the cleanup alternatives can be found in theÂ Administrative Record.Â DHEC will accept public comments on the preferred cleanup alternative for this site, as well as all cleanup options evaluated, through April 22, 2013, and should be submitted to Lucas Berresford, Project Manager, DHEC, Bureau of Land and Waste Management, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. All written comments will be considered before a final cleanup alternative is selected.
For questions or additional information about the assessment and cleanup of the Congaree River sediments and soils, please contact Lucas Berresford, Project Manager, at (803) 896-4071, or by e-mail at email@example.com.