Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

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Re: Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:53 am

BandA wrote:Where is the dirty-dirt being sent to? How thorough is the cleanup? Wherever it is being sent will have to be cleaned up in a few generations.


EPA doesn't allow moving it from one problem area and re-dumping it in another problem area. If it goes, it has to be remediated somewhere. There are companies across the country that make their living cleaning up dirty dirt so it can be used again for other things. These cars would eventually be making their way to one of those facilities.
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Re: Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

Postby StefanW » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:46 pm

PhantomEngineer wrote:Track was extended to allow the dirt train to have 3 engines on it eventually.


Indeed! Just now I saw three PAR engines hauling the dirt cars south on one of the tracks that heads behind BET toward the Fitchburg route.
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Re: Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

Postby jwhite07 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:06 pm

Not sure where it's going, but I do know it's being handed off to CSX via POSE... saw a POSE with a dozen or more dirty dirt gons at Barbers yesterday.
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Re: Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

Postby BandA » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:26 am

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:
BandA wrote:Where is the dirty-dirt being sent to? How thorough is the cleanup? Wherever it is being sent will have to be cleaned up in a few generations.


EPA doesn't allow moving it from one problem area and re-dumping it in another problem area. If it goes, it has to be remediated somewhere. There are companies across the country that make their living cleaning up dirty dirt so it can be used again for other things. These cars would eventually be making their way to one of those facilities.
Most of the dirt is going in a landfill in NH. The really bad stuff is going to secure landfills in NY and either Ontario or Quebec.
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Re: Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:37 pm

All of it is going to the Fostoria, Ohio area...PAR-CSX...

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Re: Wynn Casino cleanup in Everett

Postby StefanW » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:08 am

Looks like that's all folks for the dirt trains at the casino site. The tracks / switch / frog / bunter are still in place as before, but the tracks for approx. 25 yards on either side of the old Monsanto crossing have been covered over with fill (looks like just dirt / soil).
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