Proposed Plan of Remedial Action for the Barbara Hicks Park Site (DE-1804) – Operable Unit 1

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: Feb. 12, 2023
Comments Due: March 6, 2023

The Department invites public comment on a proposal to clean-up the Barbara Hicks Site (DE- 1804) Operable Unit 1 located at 410-420 Bradford Street in Wilmington, Delaware. OU-1 consists of the soils within the area of the current park. The Site is a community park and recreational space surrounded by residential and commercial buildings.

The Site will be subject to the following key remedial actions: submittal and approval of a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP), development of and compliance with a Contaminated Materials Management Plan (CMMP), placement of a one-foot soil, stone, or impervious cap/cover over impacted areas to restrict access to underlying soil, or excavation of soil with elevated concentrations of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) or metals and disposal off-site, preparation and implementation of a site-specific Long-Term Stewardship (LTS) Plan if the cap/cover option is selected, recording of an Environmental Covenant that restricts site use to non-residential, ensures there is no interference with the remedy, and requires compliance with the CMMP, and the submittal of a Remedial Action Completion Report (RACR).

Details of the Proposed Plan are available online at:

The comment period ends on March 6, 2023. For additional information, please contact Shahroze Ali, Project Manager, at (302) 395-2600 or via email at