Thermo Fisher Updates

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Latest updates on remediation activities by Thermo Fisher.

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May 8, 2017
Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from 13 properties and the City’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane.

Remediation and restoration of the City's ditch is complete.  The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be completing verification surveys on City property as well as other affected properties over the next few weeks.

Surveys of surrounding properties continue.  Residents will continue to see surveyors with hand-held detection equipment during the next month.

March 10, 2017
Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from 10 properties and the City’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane.

Remediation and restoration of the City's ditch is complete, and replacement of grass is ongoing. 

Surveys of surrounding properties continue, including rights-of-way along West Airport.  Residents will continue to see surveyors with hand-held detection equipment during the next two weeks.

January 13, 2017
Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from seven properties and the City’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane.

Remediation of the City's ditch is complete. Restoration and replacement of the dirt in the ditch began in January.

Surveys of surrounding properties continue. Residents will continue to see surveyors with hand-held detection equipment during the next two months.

December 12, 2016
Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from seven properties and the City’s east-west portion of the ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane.

Remediation of the north-south portion of the City’s ditch is expected to be completed by the end of December. Restoration and replacement of the dirt in the ditch will begin in January.

Surveys of surrounding properties continue, including rights-of-way along Eldridge Road. Motorists will likely see surveyors with hand-held detection equipment during the next two weeks.

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Background


On April 20, 2015, the City of Sugar Land was notified by the news media that a small amount of radioactive material was accidently released inside Thermo Fisher’s facility, 1410 Gillingham Lane, on April 14, 2015. Because the state is not currently required to notify the City of such material releases, the City of Sugar Land took proactive, deliberate measures to obtain answers from Thermo Fisher and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the environmental regulatory agency responsible for monitoring radioactive materials and remediation.

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    Sugar Land, TX 77479
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