UGI Utilities, Inc., in cooperation with the City of Nanticoke, has begun work to restore the site of a former manufactured gas plant and create a parking lot and greenway area. Over the past two weeks, UGI has performed site preparation and is set to begin the restoration phase of the project.
The site, located in the area of the intersection of North Walnut Street and Arch Street, is being tested, cleaned and restored over the next four months. UGI has been working closely with representatives from Nanticoke and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to improve the site conditions and develop a beneficial use for the property.
Manufactured gas plants were common through urban areas of the United States from the late 19th Century through the middle of the 20th Century. UGI has successfully restored several of these sites in the state. There is no known impact to public water or health at this location.
In previous work at the site, UGI conducted soil and water testing, and determined the scope of restoration work to be performed.
Residents and drivers traveling in area should note that lane restrictions may be in effect from time to time during the project as equipment moves in and out of the work area. Motorists driving through the construction zone are urged to watch for roadwork signs, and to follow the directions of flag personnel.
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