South Bay Power Plant Below Ground Demolition
The former South Bay Power Plant consisted of a 728-megawatts power plant, a small gas turbine plant, a switchyard, a cooling water system, and above ground storage fuel oil tank farms. The power block consisted of 4 Units constructed between 1959 and 1971. The above-ground demolition was completed in 2013, followed by the below-ground demolition.
The Bodhi Group was a key member of the below-ground demolition Contractor’s team, serving as the environmental, stormwater, and industrial hygiene consultant to the Below Ground Demolition Contractor.
As the Contractors consultant, the Bodhi Group:
- Prepared the Health and Safety Plan, Environmental Protection Plan, Waste Management Plan, Air Monitoring Plan, Noise Control Plan, Quality Control Plan, Spill Prevention and Control Plan, and a Traffic Control Plan for approval by regulators.
- Performed continuous noise monitoring for human health (75 dBA limit) and ecological receptor (60 dBA) exposure at multiple locations along the fence line.
- Collected fence line and personal air sampling for analysis of lead, chromium, PCBs, and silica.
- Performed continuous dust monitoring.
- Performed stormwater inspections for compliance with the Construction General Permit and yjr Jurisdictional Urban Runoff Management Plan.
- Performed waste sampling for profiling RCRA hazardous waste (chromium and lead, 40 CFR 261) and TSCA hazardous waste (PCBs, 40 CFR 760).
- Performed a Phase II investigation of PCBs in concrete within the Power Block waste collection trenches.