Wolverine Worldwide is pleased to announce that it has selected RECON (www.reconservices.com) as the lead contractor to implement the approved remediation Work Plan at our House Street property in Belmont, including constructing the engineered environmental caps that are the centerpiece of the plan. For over 30 years, RECON has provided environmental remediation services across the country and around the world. RECON has constructed over 1,375 acres of landfill caps for federal and commercial clients.
As we previously shared on this blog, the planned work at our House Street property includes relocating and consolidating waste materials, along with construction of three separate engineered caps that will cover approximately 27 acres of the property. The approved Work Plan with complete details can be found at this link, and a figure of the property showing the location of the caps is included below:
Since the Work Plan was approved, we have already cleared trees and completed other pre-construction activities like applying for permits. Upcoming work will include constructing lay-down areas and office trailers, and likely removing some stumps and chipping some of the cleared trees (chipped materials will be secured over the winter to avoid erosion and movement throughout the site).
Work this fall will likely include stripping of some topsoil, construction of stormwater controls, some waste relocation (no waste will be left exposed over the winter), and stabilization/seeding for the winter. Air monitoring will be completed per the Air Monitoring Plan and air monitoring summaries will be posted on this blog .
Following a winter break to comply with frost laws, RECON will return to the site in the spring which will allow for the geomembrane caps to be installed during suitable weather conditions. They anticipate working April through November 2024, during which time most of the actual cap construction will take place. Then, in April 2025, they will return to reinforce erosion controls, permanent seeding, construction of access roads, etc. Completion is currently anticipated by December 2025.
Wolverine will be using this blog to keep the community informed as work progresses in the weeks and months ahead. In addition, residents with questions are encouraged to contact Wolverine directly at HouseStreet@wwwinc.com or (616) 866-5627.