Team members began site work for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s (BGCAPP) Waste Transfer Station (WTS) in July.
“We’re progressing with excavation work and installation of underground utilities and lighting,” said Chris Hollender, civil superintendent, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass. “The team has placed the footers for the storage building foundation and is scheduled to place the concrete for that slab this month.”
Transfer station construction personnel previously worked on the main-plant project and are familiar with the process and kind of work that needs to be done, Hollender said. The station will provide an essential service to the Blue Grass plant and the workers understand the need for promptness and accuracy in its construction.
“The WTS will provide a storage and shipping area for waste leaving the Blue Grass plant, excluding brine from the supercritical water oxidation process,” said Patty L. Gilbert, government shift representative, BGCAPP. “Our storage areas will include recyclables and hazardous waste, such as isopropyl alcohol used by the Laboratory in common procedures.”
The transfer station site will include the storage building, a hazardous-waste locker building and a small office building for waste-management personnel, as well as parking for truck trailers.
The WTS was not included in the overall main-plant construction completion as it is a support site and was intended to be completed at a later date. WTS construction is expected to be complete in November.