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T34Site Map.  Located on the northeastern corner of Walnut and 2nd Streets, Site T34 covers approximately 1.055 acres. [detailed map ~300k]
 


Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified two tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

UNION LEATHER CO. (NOT OP. SINCE 1927)
1927 Sanborn , Map 29 [map ~120k]


Site Photographs


-TANNERY SITE T34-
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Activity Tracker  [All Activity]

On 1/15/2002 surface soil samples were collected from Asbury Gardens Playground

On 12/13/2001 surface soil samples were collected from Asbury Gardens/CHI

On 12/17/2001 surface soil samples were collected from Asbury Gardens/CHI

On 10/24/2001 surface soil samples were collected from Asbury soil pile (removed)

 

Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
The Asbury Gardens Apartments are located on this parcel. There are several buildings and parking areas with large portions left in exposed soil.



Adjacent Landuse
To the north of the parcel is a Methodist Church and graveyard backing up on the Asbury Gardens playground. The rest of the block is apartment buildings with a large number of children present. To the south across 2nd Street are a Budget Rent-a-Car (Site T1) and the Gateway House (Site T20). The surrounding area is mixed residential and commercial use. Across Walnut Street to the west is the First USA Complex. To the south are the Amtrak rail lines and the area to the north and east is row houses and apartments.


Presence of Children

Children were observed playing in the excavated soil, playground and across the site. One child was observed by the field crew to place his dirt-covered hands directly in his mouth.


Exposed Soil

Construction of retaining walls is going on at the site exposing approximately 2-3 feet of soil. Additionally areas all around the site, playground and fenced play areas contain large areas of exposed soil.

Area covered in grass or mulch: 9557 Area of directly exposed soil: 8734


Conclusion:

A soil removal was performed in 2002. Surface soil samples are at or below natural background concentrations for tannery related contaminants. There is a potential for tannery related waste in deeper soils. DNREC has recommended notification priorto digging for utility work.