DEC taking comment on proposal to remove Alcoa site from inactive hazardous waste disposal sites list
MASSENA -- The state Department of Conservation is seeking public comment on their proposal to delist the Alcoa Dennison Road site (ID #645004) from New York's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites.
The Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Program (the State Superfund Program) is the state's program for identifying, investigating, and cleaning up sites where the disposal of hazardous waste may present a threat to public health and/or the environment.The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) maintains a list of these sites in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (Registry).
DEC has determined that the Massena site no longer presents a threat to public health or the environment and is proposing to delist the site from the Registry for the following reasons:
• Remedial action at the site included the excavation of approximately 62,000 cubic yards of miscellaneous waste and contaminated soil, the removal of approximately 7,000 drums, and supplying public water to residents adjacent the site;
• Subsequent monitoring of groundwater demonstrated that contaminant concentrations had attenuated to levels approaching groundwater standards and most recent sampling (2018) confirmed that only low levels of contamination remain; and
• The site is subject to the Alcoa site-wide deed restriction, which restricts the use of the site to industrial uses.
Public comments are being received before the decision to remove the site from the Registry is finalized.
The public comment period will end Nov. 6.
The public can send comments to Kelly Hale, Project Manager, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of
Environmental Remediation, 317 Washington St., Watertown 13601-3787; [email protected]; or call 315-785-2513.
A summary of any comments will be assembled and made available for viewing at the DEC Regional Office.
If no new or additional information is received by DEC during this public comment period that would change the delist
proposal, the agency will delist the site on or after Dec. 6.
Info: https://on.ny.gov/3kw9hy3 .