Since 2001, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has investigated an area where the shallow groundwater about 10-50 feet below land surface (BLS) contains concentrations of trichloroethylene (TCE). This investigation has been conducted under the regulatory oversight of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). The CBP is located in Montgomery, Alabama, and includes areas generally east of Lower Wetumpka Road, south of the CSX Railroad tracks and Northern Boulevard, and west of Emory Folmar Boulevard.
ALDOT previously used TCE for asphalt testing. Pursuant to manufacturer's recommendations at the time, spent TCE was poured down the drain. The spent TCE eventually made its way to groundwater.
ALDOT designed a clean-up and management program that includes institutional controls to restrict access to and use of groundwater and to control and treat the groundwater.
The Institutional Control Program includes administrative and non-engineering actions to manage the groundwater within the CBP, including environmental covenants executed in compliance with the Alabama Uniform Environmental Covenant Act, that restricts access to and use of groundwater within the CBP without approval of ALDOT.
ADEM has established a Registry of Environmental Covenants to list all executed environmental covenants recorded in the county land records. A copy can be obtained by interested parties by contacting the ADEM Land Division at 334-271-7730 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Work Plan for Rapid Response, Interim Corrective Measures, and Comprehensive Site Assessment (Work Plan), dated February 2001 was approved by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on June 8, 2001.
This is the original Work Plan for the Coliseum Boulevard Plume (CBP). Additional Scopes of Work were required as the work at the CBP progressed. The 14 Addendums are these additional Scopes for Work. Only the current version of each Addendum is included below. Various documents will be posted digitally on this web site as they are made available. In order to view the documents, you must first have the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. To obtain Acrobat Reader from Adobe at no charge, simply click the image below.
ALDOT is commited to active and open public involvement in its investigation and remediation of the Coliseum Boulevard Plume ("CBP") to encourage and support community awareness of the CBP and related issues.
ALDOT has created the CBP Community Outreach Group("COG") , comprised of nine volunteer community representatives who meet regularly with ALDOT to review pertinent information about the CBP. In addition, ALDOT schedules and promotes public meetings, media events, and a 24-hour information line to maintain open and continuing dialog with interested parties who seek information about the CBP.
In 1999, the Alabama Department of Transportation ("ALDOT") learned that the groundwater beneath an area near the Coliseum Boulevard in north Montgomery contained trichloroethylene ("TCE"), a chemical solvent that was used at the ALDOT Test Laboratory. The affected area, referred to as the Coliseum Boulevard Plume ("CBP"), includes parts of the Vista View, Eastern Meadows, Chisholm, and Highland Gardens. Upon the discovery of the CBP, ALDOT implemented efforts to provide timely, on-going notice to the public of the investigation and remediation of the CBP that may interest the community.
In 2002, ALDOT created a Community Outreach Group ("COG") comprised of nine citizens who either live in the area or have a business interest in the area. The COG members were selected by an independent panel of representatives from the Mayor's office, the Montgomery City Council, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The COG meets once per year depending on project activity levels. Typical topics include:
COG members provide a link between the communities within the CBP and ALDOT. In periodic meetings with the ALDOT team responsible for investigation and remediation of the CBP, the COG members:
If you have any questions regarding CBP, please feel free to contact any COG member and anyone interested in being a candidate to fill a future vacancy may complete this membership nomination form. New members are selected from the nominees by an independent process.
Other correspondence and reports can be found in ADEM’s eFile system. To find project related documents, check the box for Land, and enter “Coliseum Boulevard Plume” in the Facility box, then click Search.
Contact Brandi Little, project manager at ADEM for regulatory information at 334-274-4226.