Coke Oven Brook (CO1) 

Coke Oven Brook Connector discharges into the South Tar Pond and includes the lower portion of the Coke Ovens Brook closest to the Tar Ponds.This brook was the primary pathway for contaminants that migrated from the Coke Ovens Site and into the Tar Ponds. As a result, stream sediments have been impacted by organic and inorganic contaminants.

The purpose of the connector is to remove impacted sediments and reconstruct the channel. The reconstructed channel will be isolated by installing a liner in the channel bed and backfilling with riprap. Rip rap is rock or other material commonly used to protect shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion.

Construction of this element is required prior to connecting Coke Oven Brook with the commissioned Coke Oven and Wash Brook Channels.

Prior to the construction of the connector, the Coke Ovens Ground Water Collection System and Water Treatment Plant will need to be completed because they are located upstream of Coke Ovens Brook.


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