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837 Bailey Ave

Site Number C915298

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Below are fact sheets and abbreviated versions of work plans (if available) for this site in PDF form for download. To view the complete document, please contact DEC or visit the document repositories listed under Where to Find Information.


Location: The property is located in an urban environment and consists of two parcels, 837 Bailey Ave. and 79 Dingens St. (see attached maps). The Buffalo River is located approximately 0.75 miles south of the property and the I-190 (Niagara Thruway) is located approximately 0.5 miles east of the property.

Site Features: The 837 Bailey Ave. parcel consists of one approximately 4,400 square foot building and a vacant lot consisting of random mounds of soil, wood, plastic, auto parts, and construction debris. The 79 Dingens St. parcel consists of a railroad and undeveloped land that is predominantly grass/lightly wooded.

Current Zoning and Land Use: The property is zoned M-2 (General Industrial) and is currently vacant. Previous operations (auto salvage/wrecking facility) reportedly ceased in 2014. The adjacent properties are a mix of commercial, residential and right-of-ways.

Past Use of the Site: The subject property was used as an auto salvage/wrecking facility from at least 1940 to 2014, an automotive repair facility from at least 1946 to 1986, a tire recapping facility in at least 1950, and a filling station was on-site in at least 1946-1950.

Site Geology and Hydrogeology: Bedrock mapping indicates that the subject property is underlain by bedrock of the Onondaga and Bois Blanc Limestone. Mapping indicates the surficial geology of the area to consist primarily of lacustrine silt and clay. The thickness varies up to 100 meters. Regional groundwater would appear to flow in a southerly direction based on a review of geological/soils and USGS quadrangle maps. Previous susbsurface investigations conducted at the property indicate groundwater at approximately 6-8 feet below ground surface (bgs).

Additional site details, including environmental and health assessment summaries, are available on DEC's website.

Brownfield Cleanup Program

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) encourages the voluntary cleanup of contaminated properties known as "brownfields" so that they can be reused and redeveloped. These uses may include recreation, housing, business or other uses. A brownfield is any real property that is difficult to reuse or redevelop because of the presence or potential presence of contamination. For more information about the BCP, visit DEC's website.

Where to Find Information

Public interest in this project is valued and appreciated. Project documents are available at the following locations to help the public stay informed. You may also view electronic versions of project documents in the Digital Files section above (if available). Large documents may be abbreviated to meet DEC's file size requirements for posting to the website. Hard copies of full project documents are available at the listed locations.

Buffalo and Erie County Library
East Clinton-Bailey Branch
1929 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

Whom to Contact

For more information about activities at this site, or if you have questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to contact the representatives listed below. If you know anyone who would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive project updates, please have them contact one of the DEC representatives listed below.

Project Related Questions
Jaspal Walia
Division of Environmental Remediation
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203-2915

Site-Related Health Questions
Anthony C. Perretta
Public Health Specialist II
Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
ESP Corning Tower, Room 1787
Albany, NY 12237

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