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County: Monroe
Lead Agency: DEC

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Operable Unit 1 (OU1) Remedial Work Plan for Comment Former Air Force Plant 51Site; VCP Site No: V00421-8

Project Location: Region 8, Monroe County, Town of Greece, 4777 Dewey Ave, 14612

Brief Project Description: The plant was built during WWII for production of ocean-going ships. Later the plant was used for production of B-52 bulkheads. Today, the site is privately owned and various commercial businesses operate at the site. Surrounding land use consists of commercial and residential use to the east, undeveloped wooded upland areas to the south, wooded upland areas leading to wetlands and Round Pond Creek to the west.

In 1999, the US Army Corps of Engineers performed a limited environmental investigation at the site. The soils at the bottom of an on-site pond were found to be contaminated with chlorinated solvents and various metals. The on-site pond was partially remediated, but chlorinated solvents remained under the pond.

In 2001, the current owner entered the Voluntary Cleanup Program to investigate and remediate chemical contamination related to the site. A number of potentially contaminated areas were identified. The former pond was identified as OU1. The investigation determined that the presence of chlorinated solvents beneath the former on-site pond resulted in groundwater contamination that was migrating off-site.

The proposed remedy for OU1 involves in situ chemical oxidation of the source area using Fentonís reagent and sodium permanganate. Use restrictions will also be placed on the property.

The State welcomes public input into this proposed plan. An OU1 Remedial Work Plan explains the proposed plan in more detail. You can review this document, along with the site investigation report, at the locations listed below. You can also attend the public meeting discussed below for additional information.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 8 Office
6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-5357 (by appointment only)
Greece Public Library
2 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Greece, NY 14612
(585) 225-8951

Public Meeting: Date: 03/14/2007 Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Greece Community and Senior Center - Multi-Purpose Room B&C, 3 Vince Tofany Blvd., Greece, NY 14612

DEC will accept comments on the proposed cleanup plan in writing until March 28, 2007. Please send written comments to Frank Sowers, P.E., the DEC Project Manager, at the address listed below.

Contact person: Frank Sowers
DEC - Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585) 226-5357
Fax: (585) 226-8696
Email: flsowers@gw.dec.state.ny.us