Harbor Brook/ Solvay Wastebed B

A sub-site of the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site

New 2009 Fact Sheet

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What’s been done to address the problem?

A Preliminary Site Assessment (PSA) has been completed, but the results have not been publically released. As of this writing, a Remedial Investigation of the site is underway. Two Interim Remedial Measures (IRMs), are being implemented:
1) the East Flume, is being investigated separately, and a cleanup plan developed.

2) a barrier wall is being constructed along the shoreline of Onondaga Lake. Phase III, which is scheduled to be completed in 2011, will extend along the entire length of the Lakeshore Area to Harbor Brook.

The second phase of the barrier wall extends into the lake to protect utilities along the shoreline.

The second phase of the barrier wall extends into the lake to protect utilities along the shoreline.

A vibratory hammer is used to push the steel panels down into the lake's bottomThe hammer creates a vibration, allowing the sheet to slide easily into place.

A vibratory hammer is used to push the steel panels down into the lake’s bottom
The hammer creates a vibration, allowing the sheet to slide easily into place.

The third and final section of the barrier wall will extend from the East Flume to Harbor Brook. Construction is slated to begin in 2010. Progress also continues on preliminary design work and geotechnical investigations along the lake shore between the East Flume and Harbor Brook. Data collected will support the design of the third phase of the barrier wall.

 

Aerial view taken April of 2006

Aerial view taken April of 2006

Aerial view taken April of 1994

Aerial view taken April of 1994

1938 aerial

1938 aerial

 

Partial List of site Contaminants

CAS # Contaminant Name Contaminated
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71-43-2 BENZENE SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile
108-88-3 TOLUENE SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile
1330-20-7 XYLENE SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile
91-20-3 NAPHTHALENE SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile
Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile
1336-36-3 PCBs SOIL/ GROUNDWATER ATSDR Profile

 

 

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