The lower-level PCB sediment, which makes up the vast majority of the sediment that will be removed from the river, is being disposed of in the Hickory Meadows Landfill operated by Veolia Environmental Services in the town of Chilton in Calumet County.
All trucking will be in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and the local landfill operating agreement between Veolia and Calumet County. Trucks hauling materials in or away from the site will abide by restrictions for truck traffic and will travel on approved truck routes.
All trucks transporting waste are externally cleaned and covered prior to leaving the Green Bay Processing Facility. While the filter cake being transported is non-liquid, as an extra safety measure, truck bodies are water tight, so no leakage can occur during transit. As part of the loading process, trucks pass through a truck wheel wash station. Any spillage elsewhere on the vehicle is cleaned prior to the truck being released from the site
There are two (2) truck routes from the Green Bay Processing Facility to the Hickory Meadows Landfill – a primary route and a secondary route.
The primary route is Ashland Avenue to Hwy. 172, Hwy. 172 to Hwy. 57, Hwy. 57 to Schneider Road and Schneider Road to the landfill.
The secondary route follows Ashland Avenue to Hwy. 41, Hwy. 41 to County U, County U to Hwy. 96, Hwy. 96 to Hwy. 57, Hwy. 57 to Schneider Road and Schneider Road to the landfill. The secondary route will be used when the primary route is unavailable or subject to delays that will impact the transportation schedule.
Due to several major construction projects on area state highways, other transportation route options may be considered as the project proceeds.
The hours of trucking to the Hickory Meadows Landfill are consistent with the landfill's regulated hours of operation: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings.
A small percentage of the sediment volume has a higher level of PCB concentration. That sediment will be transported to a landfill which is permitted to accept such material.
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