A website dedicated to informing the public on the at the former Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital grounds became accessable to the public on Friday.
The site, kppccleanup.com, is run by the by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and will serve as a communication hub for what is happening during the clean-up process.
The site will be up throughout the process and includes information regarding the status of the project and updates on air and environmental monitoring. It includes a detailed list of the buildings being demolished along with a map indicating building locations. Residents can find project updates and timelines on the site’s homepage.
Equipment for the project was moved onto the site last month and actual work began this week. Workers could be seen Wednesday by the marina conducting remediation work. A monitoring station could be seen on site. Trucks and workers were also present on Friday at building close to the 25A entrance.
Private security, provided by the contractor, was also on hand, patrolling the grounds in addition to park police.
The work, which was originally scheduled to begin mid-May, will be done by National Salvage and Service Corp., who was awarded a $6.4 million contract for the project.
According to officials, the project is expected to be completed in eight months, though contractual deadlines allow until August of 2013 for the project to be completed.