Pollution Incident Detail


Pollution Incident Detail: #294687 - E&S Concern - VDOT I-66 Construction
Overview
Closed
4/15/2020 12:00:00 PM
4/16/2020 10:36:21 AM
Public Website
Photos available at https://i66outsidethebeltwayaccotink.shutterfly.com/pictures/946 a. Witnessed sediment being pumped directly into the Long Branch tributary of Accotink Creek through an inadequate or malfunctioning silt bag or silt barrier (unable to determine from outside the site) While observing, a worker prodded the bag with his foot, apparently to increase flow. Shortly thereafter, the entire bag collapsed into the stream, releasing all its load. The tributary was opaque with sediment before and after the collapse. b. Immediately downstream discarded orange safety fencing was in the stream. c. In general at this location and everywhere else along this project, earthmoving seems to have gotten far ahead of soil stabilization efforts. There are large expanses of bare earth everywhere, just waiting to be washed away.
Location
Northern
2690 Prosperity Ave Fairfax, VA
059 - Fairfax County
Behind 2690 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, in the Long Branch tributary of Accotink Creek, coordinates 38.879833, -77.238579
Closure
4/16/2020 6:25:56 PM
Pollution report being managed by a media-specific program
Associated with IR # 294670, 294690, 294694, 294693, 294687

Potentially Responsible Party
VDOT
Reported By
Philip Latasa
Property Owner
Contact on Scene

Other Details
Unknown
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
VA Department of Transportation (VDOT)
No
Receptor
Yes
Long Branch
Impacted
1.0
-1.0
sediment from construction site

Materials Involved
Incident Types
-

Closed Call/IR
4/16/2020
Assigned
4/16/2020
Assigned
4/16/2020
Under Investigation
4/16/2020
Call Received
4/16/2020
Overview
4/15/2020 12:00:00 PM
4/16/2020 10:36:21 AM
Public Website
Yes
No
Photos available at https://i66outsidethebeltwayaccotink.shutterfly.com/pictures/946 a. Witnessed sediment being pumped directly into the Long Branch tributary of Accotink Creek through an inadequate or malfunctioning silt bag or silt barrier (unable to determine from outside the site) While observing, a worker prodded the bag with his foot, apparently to increase flow. Shortly thereafter, the entire bag collapsed into the stream, releasing all its load. The tributary was opaque with sediment before and after the collapse. b. Immediately downstream discarded orange safety fencing was in the stream. c. In general at this location and everywhere else along this project, earthmoving seems to have gotten far ahead of soil stabilization efforts. There are large expanses of bare earth everywhere, just waiting to be washed away.
Location
Northern
VA
Behind 2690 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, in the Long Branch tributary of Accotink Creek, coordinates 38.879833, -77.238579
Receptor Information
Yes
No
Accotink Creek
Other IR Info
No
Contacts
Potentially Responsible Party
VDOT
Property Owner
Reported By
Philip Latasa
Contact on Scene
Permit Details
No