In November 2008, the City of Jacksonville, in collaboration with St. Stephen Church, requested the EPA allow the “fast-track” remediation of St. Stephen Church property so that the work could be completed during the Summer 2009, in anticipation of construction of a new facility to improve neighborhood business opportunities. The Work Plan and Remediation Plan was prepared for the Church property and approved by the EPA on March 9, 2009. Remediation began on May 6, 2009 and was substantially completed on July 24, 2009.
The St. Stephen Church property remediation consisted of the removal of approximately 3,206 cubic yards (4,809 tons) of soil impacted with ash containing lead, arsenic, dioxin and PAHs above the project remedial goals. Contaminated soil was removed in order to provide a two-foot barrier at all impacted pervious surfaces across the site, stockpiled to undergo TCLP sampling/analysis, and properly manifested for transport to Trail Ridge Landfill for re-use as initial cover at the landfill. The total expenditure for the remediation project was $116,023 for engineering services, including design, construction management and testing, and environmental sampling. The construction came in at $223,859.