Newburgh Landfill Drum Cache Removal Area

Major Project Tasks:    

  • Construction of a 1-acre lined soil staging pad
  • Excavation and staging of approximately 33,000 CY of soil and debris from former municipal landfill to locate subsurface drums
  • Subsurface drum removal, consolidation, and disposal 
  • Contaminated soil removal, staging, and loadout for offsite disposal
  • Grading, backfill and compaction of excavated area with reuse material
  • Placement and compaction of 24” clean soil cap and regarding of excavation area
  • General site restoration

Major Project Contaminants:

  • VOCs
  • Unknown drum contents

Significant Project Obstacles:

  • Excavation and handling of decomposed drums
  • Methodical excavation of drums with unknown contents

Location: Newburgh, NY

Owner: Pharmaceutical Industry 
Oversight Agency: USEPA