Final Plan of Remedial Action for the Barbara Hick’s Park Site (DE-1804)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: Feb. 25, 2024

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DNREC Notice No. WHS20240065

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has adopted a plan regarding the clean-up the Barbara Hick’s Site (DE-1804) located at 410-420 Bradford Street in Wilmington, Delaware. 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).

DNREC issued public notice of the Proposed Plan of Remedial Action for Operable Unit 1 (OU- 1) of the Site on February 15, 2023, and opened a 20-day public comment period. Given the level of public interest that had been expressed during the remedial investigation, the Department made the decision to proactively hold a public hearing regarding this matter. DNREC held a public hearing for members of the public to provide comments on the Proposed Plan on April 5, 2023. No public comments were received at the public hearing, but several comments were submitted during the public comment period. These were addressed in the Technical Response Memorandum. A Secretary’s Order was issued on February 15, 2024, which required no changes to the Proposed Plan. Therefore, the Proposed Plan is adopted as the Final Plan. Details of the Final Plan and associated documents are available online at:

For additional information, please contact Shahroze Ali, Project Manager, at (302) 395-2600 or via email at