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Former Signore Facility Brownfield Cleanup Program Site

Site Number C905034

DEC is accepting written comments about the report for 45 days, from April 10, 2015 through May 25, 2015.

Digital Files

Below is an abbreviated version of work plans in PDF form for download. To view the complete document, please contact DEC or visit the document repositories listed under Where to Find Information.

Former Signore Facility
Satellite/aerial view of Gates Circle

Site Background

The former Signore facility property has been used for manufacturing purposes for over 50 years.The facility was primarily used for the machining and fabrication of metal parts. In 1986, the Signore facility underwent a soil and groundwater sampling program which identified Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) contamination. Specifically, trichloroethene (TCE) and trichloroethane (TCA) were identified as contaminants of concern at the site. Downgradient public and private drinking water wells were impacted. The contamination was attributed to spills, leakage and other plant operations. In August 1989 the property was placed in DEC State Superfund Program as Site Number 905023. In the early 1990s, the site was investigated and remediated to address public health issues associated with the off-site migration of contaminants.

In October 2007, a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment identified VOC contamination and separate phase petroleum (SPP) product in soil and groundwater on the site. Three areas of concern (AOC) were identified. AOC-1 and AOC-2 will be addressed as part of the proposed IRM Work. AOC-3 is located beneath the existing building and will be addressed at a later time after the building is demolished. The proposed SRI work will be completed following existing building demolition, or partial demolition to better assess contamination that may exist beneath the building, as well as, assess potential off-site soil vapor contamination.

Who to Contact

Site-Related Environmental Questions
Mr. Chad Staniszewski
Project Manager
NYS DEC
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-7220
chad.staniszewski@dec.ny.gov

Site-Related Health Questions
Ms. Scarlett Messier
Public Health Specialist, NYS DOH
Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
Flanigan Square, Rm. 300
547 River Street
Troy, NY 2180
(518) 402-7859
BEEI@health.ny.gov

Project Related Questions
Mr. David Chiazza
Executive Vice President
Iskalo Ellicottville Holdings, LLC
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 633-2096

Where to Find Documents

Public interest in this project is valued and appreciated. Project documents are available at the following location 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.

Ellicottville Memorial Library
6499 Maples Road
PO Box 1266
Ellicottville NY 14731
(716) 699-2842

NYS DEC Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo NY 14203
(716) 851-7220
Please call for an appointment

Brownfield Cleanup Program

New York's BCP encourages the voluntary cleanup of contaminated properties known as "brownfields" so that they can be reused and redeveloped. These uses 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.

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