Site work begins at Chestertown hospital
CHESTERTOWN — Shore Regional Health announced site work has begun on the campus of Shore Medical Center at Chestertown that is estimated to last several weeks. It is all part of the ongoing oil remediation process.
The hospital has been attempting to remediate an oil leak for more than 25 years, the latest effort involving the use of Ivey-Sol, a chemical designed to absorb oil residue.
The Maryland Department of the Environment’s request for a subsurface investigation work plan has been approved. The plan calls for the installation of six new monitoring wells, designed to “further aid in assessing the presence of residual or free phase heating oil on the hospital grounds.”
Construction on the wells began Wednesday, May 18, with full installation projected to be completed by June 15. Parking spaces may be blocked and traffic temporarily rerouted.