Contractor Report conducted training of "Citizen Inspectors" for erosion control at the Ideal Body Shop construction site on Monday July 22, 5:30 pm.
Three new people came to learn the ropes. Two are residents on the shore of Monona Bay. Since this construction site drains to the bay only a block away, they came because they want to protect the bay. Steve Vanko came to show where the stormwater from here empties to the bay.
On Monday, July 15, starting at 8:00 am, Steve Vanko and about 11 neighbors on Monona Bay, and other people concerned about Madison’s lakes, picketed for nearly two hours at 1102 South Park Street.
Mary Jo Ola of WISC-TV interviews Steve Vanko
They wanted to call attention to repeated pollution of Monona Bay, from the Ghidorzi Companies construction site, where they are picketing. They feel that response from officials--to 13 sediment spills--has been ineffective.
. This is a summary of the sediment spills into Monona Bay by construction at 1102 S. Park St., by the Ghidorzi Companies.
The demolition and construction progressed from May of 2012 to July of 2013. During that time, Steve Vanko and David Thompson documented--with the photos shown below--13 sediment spills to the bay, and one extreme dust incident. These spills were the result of failure to follow many elements of the required erosion control plan, which we'll document elsewhere. Since 1102 S. Park Street has contaminated soil,* and because soil particles carry phosphorus, muddy runoff from the site is real pollution.
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