DETERMINATION TO NOT TAKE SUPERFUND ACTION AT CROUSE-HINDS LANDFILLS AND MATHEWS AVENUE LANDFILL AREAS OF CONCERN
Posted on: 03/16/2012 01:27 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting public comment on its determination to not take federal Superfund action at the Crouse-Hinds Landfills and Mathews Avenue Landfill areas of concern.


The Onondaga Lake Superfund Site consists of Onondaga Lake and its tributaries and upland areas that contribute or have contributed contamination to Onondaga Lake. Currently, twelve areas of concern have been determined to be part of the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site. Because there is no identified pathway for Site-related contamination to migrate from either the Crouse-Hinds Landfills or the Mathews Avenue Landfill areas of concern to Onondaga Lake, no action is required under Superfund. The fact that no federal Superfund response action is anticipated regarding these areas of concern does not in any way affect what is considered the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site. In addition, this determination does not preclude New York State from taking actions at these areas under its authorities, as appropriate.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is currently reviewing a work plan outlining the tasks that need to be performed to design and construct the remedy selected for the Crouse-Hinds Landfills area of concern. A remediation plan to support the redevelopment of the Mathews Avenue Landfill area of concern is currently being prepared by a developer under NYSDEC’s Brownfield Cleanup Program.

The EPA’s Notice of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Determination to Not Take Superfund Action at Crouse-Hinds Landfills and Mathews Avenue Landfill Onondaga Lake Areas of Concern and documentation in support of this determination can be found at http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/onondagalake and in the following repositories:

Onondaga County Public Library
Syracuse Branch at the Galleries
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Telephone: 315-435-1900

Solvay Public Library
615 Woods Road
Solvay, NY 13209
Telephone: 315-468-2441

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
658 West Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Telephone: 315-475-1170

New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation, Syracuse Office
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
Telephone: 315-426-7400

New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation,
Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Telephone: 518-402-9676

The public may comment on the EPA’s determination to not take federal Superfund action at the Crouse-Hinds Landfills and Mathews Avenue Landfill areas of concern for 30 days, ending on April 14, 2012.

Comments should be sent to Robert Nunes, Remedial Project Manager, Central New York Remediation Section, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, 290 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866; telefax: 212-637-3966; or e-mail: nunes.robert@epa.gov.




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