OCEANPORT: An environmental investigation of a long-vacant borough lot will begin on Monday, Oct. 16.
The lot is located at 275 Port Au Peck Avenue and is owned by the Mazza family.
Dominick Mazza, Jr. said a remediation attempt began in 2010 in hopes of building townhomes on the site, but non-friable asbestos shingles were found in the ground. At that time, all work on the site stopped.
Beginning on Oct. 16 test pits will be dug around the central and rear portion of the property to figure out if there is anything else is in the ground other than the non-friable asbestos shingles. This will allow his family to figure out how to remediate the property for any future development.
"During the field operations, Brinkerhoff will perform dust and air monitoring, soil and groundwater sampling," a letter to neighboring properties states. "The area disturbed during the investigation will be restored at the end of each work day. During the investigation, health and safety procedures will be followed to prevent dust and potential contaminants from migrating from the site."
The work is expected to take about one week to complete, but extra days have been added to the schedule in case of inclement weather. Either way, all work will be done by Oct. 27.