On October 8th, Brent Dayharsh reported to the Seymour Board of Works, that remediation work continues on a property which previously Seymour Woolen Mill and later Seymour Electronics.
After installing groundwater monitoring wells to delineate the extent of the contamination, Mundell determined the groundwater plume extends from the site on South Poplar Street to near the junction with Tipton. Now that the size of the plume has been determined, soybean oil injection will begin in November to mitigate the contaminants in the groundwater. The soybean oil provides a low oxygen environment and carbon food source for the bacteria that will break down the chemicals and ultimately shrink the plume. The contamination does not pose a threat to any neighbors.
Permanent monitoring wells have been installed around the site and beyond to track the progress as well as ensure the plume is not growing. The monitoring will take place for the next several years.
The board engaged Brent by asking questions about the redevelopment of the property. Brent noted that the property is currently able to be sold and re-used for commercial purposes and perhaps later down the road could be used as residential.