Clinton West Plaza
Clinton West Plaza is located at 609-625 West Clinton Street in the City of Ithaca in Tompkins County. Its Tax Map ID Number is 79-6-8.2. The 2.49-acre site is developed with an active 36,254 square foot shopping plaza that was constructed in 1970 and is currently owned by Clinton West, Ltd. The site is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and a retail property.
Clinton West Laundry, located at 609 West Clinton Street within the Clinton West Plaza, conducted on-site dry cleaning operations from at least 1970 through 2000. Tetrachloroethene (PCE) had been used in the dry cleaning operations as a cleaning solvent. Currently, Clinton West Laundry is operated as a "laundry only" facility with drop-off/pick-up of dry cleaning items.
The site remedial program is being performed by the NYSDEC using monies from the State Superfund Program.
In February 2007, the Department first identified the site as a Potential (P) site. A P site is a temporary classification assigned to a site that had inadequate and/or insufficient data for inclusion in any of the other classifications in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York. As a result of identified hazardous waste disposal, the Department listed the site as a Class 2 site in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York in December 2007. A Class 2 site is a site where hazardous waste presents a significant threat to the public health or the environment and action is required.
The Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) Report was approved by the NYSDEC in October 2009. Based on this report, the NYSDEC has prepared a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) that was made available for public review and comment beginning in February 2010. A final remedy was identified by the NYSDEC in a subsequent Record of Decision (ROD) dated May 2010. Remedial design of the cleanup remedy is now underway.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Where to Find Information
Project documents are available at the following location to help the public stay informed.
Tompkins County Public Library
101 East Green Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Monday - Thursday 10:00am to 8:15pm
Friday - Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Who to Contact
Comments and questions are always welcome and should be directed as follows:
David J. Chiusano
Remedial Design and Remedial Construction Project Manager
New York State Department of Environmental
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau E
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12232-7017
Local Project Contact
Gary Priscott (Project Manager for Past Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Studies)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 7 - Kirkwood Sub office
1679 NY Route 11
Kirkwood, New York 13795-1602
(607) 775-2545, Ext. 116
Electronic Distribution of Information
Information about this site and other sites in the State's remedial programs is now also available via email. If you would like to receive site information via email, you must sign up at the appropriate county contaminated site cleanup email Listserv at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html . NYSDEC cannot register your email address - only the email address owner can do so. If paperless is not an option for you, call DER project manager David Chiusano at 518-402-9814 or write to him at NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7012