by Eric Zavinski, Jamestown Post-Journal (NY)
Sheet piling being placed into the ground next to the future site of the Jamestown Brewing Company may have caught the attention of some residents last week. Now with the piling in place, the site is prepared for a Brownfield Cleanup slated to remove contaminated soil beneath the parking lot.
The sheet piling will provide structural support for an excavation of 20 feet of soil. A crew will remove the first 8 feet of healthy soil and then remove the 12 feet of contaminated soil that was found in an environmental investigation last year to have been infiltrated with dry cleaning solvents that had seeped into the ground when a dry cleaning business was located in the area.
G. Patti Development will spearhead the cleanup as they have also led the renovations to the upcoming brewery, which is still slated to open in January 2019. The approximately $500,000 cleanup will begin in early December and should be finished around the turn of the New Year. Contaminated soil will be disposed of at the Chautauqua County Landfill, and another site in Canada will receive the higher contaminated material.
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