Is there any involvement of Hilco, the new owner?

Hilco Redevelopment Partners is not involved in Evergreen’s Act 2 program at the site.  Hilco Redevelopment Partners will have their own remediation program to manage focused areas where contamination occurred after September 2012; however, the two programs are separate.  Evergreen and Hilco Redevelopment Partners will work together to limit disruptions of Evergreen’s remediation program during the development... read more

If Hilco is going to help Evergreen throughout the cleanup, then why aren’t they on this call and subsequent PIP meetings? (Evergreen note: question referring to the 8/27/20 public information session)

Evergreen is responsible for the remedial investigation and cleanup work that is the subject of this meeting and the August 27, 2020 meeting.  Specifically, Evergreen is responsible for former Sunoco releases/liabilities that occurred prior to September 2012. Hilco Redevelopment Partners and Evergreen are working together during the site development to ensure that Evergreen’s remediation activities continue... read more

Philly Inquirer (8/3/2020) says Hilco is calling for an “exposure barrier,” instead of removal. How extensive is contamination beyond the site? Concerned this does not address the health and environmental rights of the local community, nor account for sea-level rise and climate change flooding.

The off-site impacts are described in the Remedial Investigation Reports and two Areas of Investigation (AOIs), AOI 4 and AOI 9, have completed additional investigation activities to delineate off-site impacts.  As part of developing future Cleanup Plans for the site, several remedial options will be evaluated, including exposure barriers which may be necessary on-site.  Exposure barriers are a general term and... read more

2 Questions: 1) Have you reached out to Hilco about their clean-up efforts? Will you be monitoring them for accountability over severe toxic chemical spills in the water and soil? 2)I believe that Hilco must provide up-to-date, factually correct, and timely information about the status of the site’s pollution and the harm pollutants at the site (past, present, and future) and inflicting upon neighboring communities. Currently the burden of asthma and cancer around the site suggest that there are significant health risks that need to be remediated and addressed by Hilco. This solution must include more time for public comment and collaborative and meaningful engagement with residents of neighboring communities impacted by legacy contamination and who will be affected by development.

Evergreen will continue to communicate and work with Hilco Redevelopment Partners during their redevelopment so that our investigation and remediation (cleanup of the historic contamination) can continue during their redevelopment activities. Evergreen’s cleanup plan, which will address contamination in soil and groundwater existing up to the date of the sale of the facility to PES in 2012, is being completed... read more

Do you have any idea what is going to be done with the site, and is there any way to encourage using it as a site for renewable energy for the city?

Evergreen is responsible only for the historic contamination that exists below the surface in soil and groundwater at the Site. We are in the process of finishing the investigation activities at the site to identify the extent of the chemicals in soil and groundwater, so we can develop a remediation (cleanup) plan for the site. At various steps in the process, reports will be written, public meetings will be held... read more