Response Action Document Wastebed B/Harbor Brook Site, East Barrier Wall IRM
The Wastebed B/Harbor Brook Site is located to the north and south of Interstate Route I-690 in the City of Syracuse and Town of Geddes, Onondaga County. It consists of Harbor Brook, the Lakeshore Area (including Wastebed B and the East Flume), the Penn-Can Property, the Railroad Area, and two areas of study (AOS #1 and AOS #2) east of Harbor Brook. Wastebed B is a former Solvay wastebed which received Solvay waste (generated by Allied Chemical Corporation operations) from approximately 1898 to 1926. Wastebed B covers approximately 28 acres and was engineered to receive waste by construction of a bulkhead into Onondaga Lake.
In 2003, Honeywell and NYSDEC entered into an Order on Consent to conduct an IRM for Wastebed B/Harbor Brook. The IRM scope includes a vertical barrier to be installed along the Onondaga Lake shoreline perimeter of Wastebed B and upstream along the west bank of Harbor Brook with a groundwater collection system installed along the vertical barrier. The location of the barrier wall was to be determined as part of the IRM design. The location of the barrier wall to the west of Harbor Brook ("West Wall") is identified in the final design for the West Wall approved by NYSDEC on December 3, 2009. The remainder of the barrier wall, which is to extend from the eastern terminus of the West Wall, is referred to as the "East Wall." The East Wall area is the focus of this RAD.
The purpose of this document is to authorize a response action to minimize the release of contaminants into Lower Harbor Brook and/or Onondaga Lake under an Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) for the Wastebed B/Harbor Brook Site , located in the Town of Geddes and the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. The Site is a subsite of the Onondaga Lake site, which is on the National Priorities List (NPL) . There are no nationally significant or precedent-setting issues associated with this action
The Wastebed B/Harbor Brook IRM objectives are to:
- Eliminate, to the extent practicable and within the scope of this IRM, the discharge of
contaminated groundwater and non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL), into Harbor Brook and Onondaga Lake (and collect NAPLs, as feasible)
- Eliminate, to the extent practicable and within the scope of this IRM, the potential human health and ecological impacts associated with Site constituents of concern.
- Eliminate, to the extent practicable and within the scope of this IRM, potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources associated with on-going discharges of Contaminants of
Concern from the Site.