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Soil Remediation Program Work Plan, March 2002

Name of Volunteer: GTE Operations Support Incorporated

Site Name and No.: Former Sylvania Electric Products Facility, Site No. V00089-1

Project Location: 70, 100, & 140 Cantiague Rock Road, Hicksville, NY Nassau County, NYSDEC Region 1

Project Description: The Former Sylvania Electric Products Facility site was used between 1952 and 1967 primarily to manufacture atomic fuel elements for reactors used in research and electric power generation. The radioactive elements uranium and thorium were used to construct these fuel elements. Operations included degreasing with tetrachloroethene, a common industrial solvent, and coating of fuel elements with nickel. Although there was remediation at closure in 1966 and 1967, some residual uranium, thorium, tetrachloroethene, and nickel contamination remains. The extent of the soil contamination has been determined in two separate voluntary investigations.

GTE Operations Support Inc., the corporate successor to the former facilities which manufactured fuel elements at the site, has volunteered to excavate all impacted soils above the proposed cleanup objectives to allow for unrestricted future use of the site. The proposed excavation is presented in more detail in the Soil Remediation Program Work Plan, March 2002. The proposed action does not include the remediation of groundwater contamination which is attributable to the site. Potential groundwater remediation will be handled at a future date after the completion of the groundwater investigation.

The soil remediation work plan includes detailed procedures for safe handling and shipment of the wastes. Engineering controls which have been designed to prevent exposures to the public and site workers are also included in the work plan. The impacted soils will be appropriately packaged for shipment by railroad cars to Envirocare in Utah, an approved treatment, storage, and disposal facility licensed to accept the types of wastes at this site.

Public Meeting: A public meeting to present the proposed soil remediation plan to the public will be held on April 9, 2002 at 7:00 P.M. at the Burns Avenue Elementary School on Burns Avenue in Hicksville.

Comment Period: The Soil Remediation Work Plan, March 2002, is available for review at the locations below. Written comments on this work plan and the proposed remedy will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact Person: Robert Stewart
Region: 1
SUNY Campus - Bldg.40 Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356
Phone: (631) 444-0244

Public Repositories:
SUNY Campus - Bldg. 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356
Phone: (631) 444-0244

2) Hicksville Public Library
Reference Section
169 Jerusalem Avenue
Hicksville, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 931-1417

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County The Planning Board of the Town of Huntington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Old Orchard Woods (Subdivision) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a request for the subdivision of a 24.21-acre parcel for the subsequent construction of ten (10) new single-family homes. Access is to be provided by a single roadway, approximately 600-foot in length from North Creek Road, terminating in a pair of cul-de-sacs in a T-intersection arrangement. Storm water will be collected and discharged to a 1.51-acre recharge basin located in the northeastern corner of the site. Sanitary wastewater collection and treatment is proposed via disposal to sub surface septic systems. Public water is to be provided by the Suffolk County Water Authority. The project is located on North Creek Road, approximately 750 feet west of the North Creek Road/Eatons Neck Road intersection in the hamlet of Eatons Neck, Town of Huntington, designated as parcel 0400-01-01-02-4.1 on the Suffolk County Tax Map. The site has approximately 795 feet of frontage on Long Island Sound.

Contact: Richard Machtay or Scott Robin, Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, phone: (631) 351-3196, E-Mail: srobin@town.huntington.ny.us

Amended Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Riverhead, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed change of zone and special permit petitions of Crown Sanitation (Reliance Leasing Corp.). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 3, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at the Riverhead Town Hall, Meeting Room, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 15, 2002. The action involves altering the zoning of a 14 acre parcel currently zoned Agriculture A to Industrial B for the purpose of developing a recycling facility. The project is located on the north side of Youngs Avenue, approximately 1,200 ft. west of Osborne Avenue, Bailing Hollow, Riverhead Township.

Contact: Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901, phone: (631) 727-3200, Ext. 239.