A project spearheaded by the Department of Environmental Protection and Michael Baker International received the Diamond Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies at a reception held March 2 in Hershey.
The award was for the site redesign of the former Currie Landfill, a 32-acre Hazardous Site Cleanup Act site in Millcreek Township, Erie County.
Contaminants from the landfill, such as sediment and organic and inorganic hazardous substances, had spilled into the nearby Cascade Creek. DEP, along with Michael Baker International, implemented a design to remove and consolidate waste, reconstruct riparian buffers and wetlands, and repurpose land into a lacrosse field.
The Currie Landfill Site was recognized by ACEC for being an excellent example of using creativity, innovation, dedication, and cooperation between municipalities, stakeholders, contractors, and DEP to turn a former brownfield area into a desirable facility.(Reprinted from the March 19 DEP News. Click Here to sign up for your own copy and back issues.)