As part of the ongoing oil remediation process, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) has commenced ongoing site work at the Chestertown hospital campus that is expected to last several weeks.
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) requested and approved a Subsurface Investigation Work Plan to install six new monitoring wells, which will further aid in assessing the presence of residual or free phase heating oil on the hospital grounds. These monitoring wells and the sampling associated with them will be part of the ongoing work to assure MDE that the most recent Ivey Sol injection and extraction phase of the remediation project has been successful. Construction of new monitoring wells started on May 18 and all of the monitoring wells should be installed by June 15. During this work, parking spaces may be blocked and traffic may be temporarily rerouted. Security personnel will be available to assist visitors.
The Subsurface Investigation Work Plan is consistent with the recently executed Consent Order between UM SRH and MDE. Following installations, the required analysis, laboratory testing, monitoring and reporting will proceed, consistent with the details of the approved plan.