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ADAO’s Report:
Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA
June 4, 2015 – February 29, 2016
LINDA REINSTEIN
Asbestos Disease Awar...
Linda@adao.us
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
ADAO is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
and does not ...
Linda@adao.us
linda@adao.us
Amber Asbestos Piles NPL Site (1980)
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
The asbestos debris was found
outside the fenced area
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Grey, Fibrous, Homogenous
Chrysotile - 60%
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
Linda@adao.us
EPA
Ambler Asbestos Piles
Superfund Site
Maintenance Activities Update
February 3, 2015
September 3, 2015 Inspection
Issue Due Date Completion Date
Repair fence holes. December 3, 2015 11/27/15
Repair erosion o...
Example of Fence Repair
EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
Erosion Repairs on Plant Pile
EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
Filled Tension Crack on Plant Pile Plateau
EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
December 8, 2015 Inspection
Issue Due Date Completion Date
Remove concrete pieces and fibrous
material observed on Upper L...
Asbestos Ring on Fence Post
EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
Concrete pieces and fibrous material observed on Upper Locust St. Pile
EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 20...
Gap in Access Gate
EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA (Reinstein 2016)
Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA (Reinstein 2016)
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Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA (Reinstein 2016)

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Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA
June 4, 2015 – February 29, 2016
Linda Reinstein

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Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA (Reinstein 2016)

  1. 1. ADAO’s Report: Asbestos Contamination in Ambler, PA June 4, 2015 – February 29, 2016 LINDA REINSTEIN Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) President/CEO and Co-Founder Linda@adao.us
  2. 2. Linda@adao.us Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization ADAO is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not make legal referrals. Education Advocacy CommunityEducation Advocacy Community
  3. 3. Linda@adao.us
  4. 4. linda@adao.us Amber Asbestos Piles NPL Site (1980) Linda@adao.us
  5. 5. Linda@adao.us
  6. 6. Linda@adao.us
  7. 7. Linda@adao.us The asbestos debris was found outside the fenced area
  8. 8. Linda@adao.us
  9. 9. Linda@adao.us
  10. 10. Linda@adao.us
  11. 11. Linda@adao.us
  12. 12. Linda@adao.us
  13. 13. Linda@adao.us
  14. 14. Linda@adao.us
  15. 15. Grey, Fibrous, Homogenous Chrysotile - 60%
  16. 16. Linda@adao.us
  17. 17. Linda@adao.us
  18. 18. Linda@adao.us
  19. 19. Linda@adao.us
  20. 20. EPA Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site Maintenance Activities Update February 3, 2015
  21. 21. September 3, 2015 Inspection Issue Due Date Completion Date Repair fence holes. December 3, 2015 11/27/15 Repair erosion on eastern Plant Pile slope w/ mats, soil, & seed. December 18, 2015 12/16/15 Clear dead trees from all slopes. December 31, 2015 12/23/15 Fill tension cracks on Plant Pile plateau. December 31, 2015 12/24/15 Remove saplings at waters-edge of Wissahickon Creek Revetment. December 31, 2015 12/24/15 Rehab storm sewer outlet along southern fence line. December 31, 2015 Clearing/cleaning work completed 12/24/15. New grate to be installed on sewer outlet in February 2016. Video inspection and survey Plant Pile drainage system. December 31, 2015 Scheduled for 2/10/16 Replace concrete lid on Plant Pile drainage system junction box. After drainage pipes are filmed/surveyed Scheduled for 2/10/16 Apply herbicide to weedy growth on Plant Pile and Locust St. Pile plateaus Bud Break, Spring, 2016 Repair Plant Pile plateau depressions and re-enforce slopes if needed March 31, 2016 EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  22. 22. Example of Fence Repair EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  23. 23. Erosion Repairs on Plant Pile EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  24. 24. Filled Tension Crack on Plant Pile Plateau EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  25. 25. December 8, 2015 Inspection Issue Due Date Completion Date Remove concrete pieces and fibrous material observed on Upper Locust St. Pile and test for asbestos content ASAP 12/15/15 (EPA waiting for sampling results) Remove pipe rings hung on fencline near Wissahickon creek. ASAP 12/15/15 Repair 3 burrow holes on Upper Locust St. Pile. Winter Clearing Event December, 2015 12/24/15 Repair soil cover at 2 Downed Trees on Upper Locust St. Pile. Winter Clearing Event December, 2015 12/24/15 Eliminate gap in Access Gate to further restrict trespassing. February 29, 2016 Remove trash (tires, appliances) dumped along southern fence line. March 31, 2015 EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  26. 26. Asbestos Ring on Fence Post EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  27. 27. Concrete pieces and fibrous material observed on Upper Locust St. Pile EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015
  28. 28. Gap in Access Gate EPA Maintenance Activities Update || February 3, 2015

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