DEC asks for public comment on contamination cleanup plans of Wastebed B/Harbor Brook IRM
Posted on: 01/15/2011 09:58 PM

Geddes (WSYR-TV) - The State Superfund Program and the Department of Environmental Conservation held a meeting at the State Fairgrounds Thursday to discuss plans to cleanup two wastebed areas beside Onondaga Lake and prevent further contamination from entering the lake.

The two proposals will cost a total of $31 million and will be funded by Honeywell. At Solvay Wastebeds 1-8, the proposal calls for the installation equipment to collect of contaminated groundwater and prevent it leaking into the lake and Ninemile Creek. At Wastebed B/Harbor Brook, the proposal calls for installation of a subsurface barrier wall and groundwater collection system. It would also reroute the Lower Harbor Brook Channel.

Superfund Project Manager Bob Nunes says the proposed projects would precede the cleanup of the lake itself, which is scheduled to begin in 2012. "What we're proposing are interim actions to address contamination and this will help for the Onondaga Lake Cleanup to take place," said.

Those who couldn't attend the comment meeting Thursday night are still able to file a written comment with the DEC until February 10. They can be sent to:

Tracy A. Smith
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7013

Orů (include "Wastebed B/Harbor Brook IRM Comments" or "Wastebeds 1-8 IRM Comments" in the subject line of the email.


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