For Release: 06/02/2011
Sheboygan, WI – In June 2011, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) will begin cleaning up Sheboygan River sediments associated with the former Campmarina manufactured gas plant. The work area is in the vicinity of Campmarina Park, which will be closed to the public throughout the duration of the project.
The cleanup will include installation of a steel sheet-pile wall, known as a cofferdam, from the park shoreline to each end of Boat Island, which will block off the eastern channel of the river along the Island. The contaminated material will be removed from the river with backhoes, dewatered, and disposed of in a landfill.
WPS expects to complete the cleanup in December 2011 and park restoration by end of May 2012. “As many people are aware, we cleaned up the land near the Campmarina site a few years ago,” said Brian Bartoszek, Remediation Manager for WPS. “Now the effort shifts to the riverbed.”
For further details on the project, please join WPS at an open house at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 6 in the Rocca Meeting Room at the Mead Public Library.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing oversight of the cleanup efforts.