The railroad is blasting in order to complete the build out of the facility. Blasting is complete near the entrance area, and now is focused in an area toward the back of the site. The most recent blasting is being done in order to provide a system of catch basins and a detention basin at the site. This installation is a precautionary measure that will direct all surface water or run off at the site into a collection area. In the event of a spill of a hazardous substance any products that are spilled will be contained on site where they can be removed.
State fire prevention regulations require that property owners that are within 250 feet of the blasting site must be notified and offered an inspectional survey of their property. This has only affected two properties so far that are adjacent to the railroad property. All other properties have been located outside of 250'. Despite that the Fire Department has required that the blasting company take additional precautionary measures and fire department personnel have been on site each day that blasting has occurred to insure compliance with the regulations and to witness each blast. In some cases police department staff has been assigned to the area as well. If a resident believes their home has been damaged during this process they may obtain a "Blasting Damage Complaint" Form from the Fire Department. That will be forwarded to the State Fire Marshal's Office for investigation.