As a subcontractor to Gilbane, Winter Environmental performed asbestos abatement and other regulated materials (ORMs) remediation for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE’s) at the historic Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey under the auspices of the USACE’s Installation Restoration Program (IRP).
This $2.2MM abatement project consisted of the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and ORMs from 40 remotely located, abandoned weaponry structures encumbered with 20 to 30
years of organic overgrowth and deterioration. The structures ranged in size from one to four stories and from 100 sf to 6,000 sf. Winter Environmental provided abatement of the structures in concert with Gilbane’s clearing of all unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and devices within and surrounding the structures.
Quantities of materials abated included: 21,000 sf of floor tile and mastic, 110,000 sf of cement asbestos panels, 26,000 sf of thermal systems insulation, 22,000 sf of drywall and plaster and 15,000 sf of lead shielding. Other ORMs removed included duct gaskets and flanges, ballasts, mercury switches and fluorescent bulbs.
Project challenges included working in areas that previously contained UXO materials working within remote wooded locations and the exposure to natural biological hazards local to the area, including snakes, ticks and poison ivy.