Remediation Site MonitoringNew York, NY, USA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s New York District’s Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS) is the historic disposal site for materials dredged from New York Harbor since the mid-1800s, resulting in a broad area of contaminated sediments. The site is currently under remediation using Category 1 dredged materials that isolate legacy sediments and require rigorous multi-method monitoring.
INSPIRE staff have supported these remediation efforts under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 2010, including annual, comprehensive acoustic site monitoring using multibeam echo sounder and acoustic backscatter, SPI, vibracoring, toxicity testing, and chemical and biological analyses to support objectives outlined in the Site Management and Monitoring Plan. Hallmarks of our performance have been consistency and comparability of data, including comparative analysis of current and historical data.