Onondaga Lake Bottom Sediments

Other Key Documents

NYDEC Information Links

Citizen Participation Plan for the Onondaga Lake Bottom Subsite – March 2009

Onondaga Lake Remedial Design Work Plan – March 2009

Draft Onondaga Lake Dredging, Sediment Management and Water Treatment Initial Design Submittal

Consent Decree Supporting Documents

Consent Decree Fact Sheet – October 2006

Consent Decree Onondaga Lake Bottom Subsite of the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site



Concurrence Letter from DOH to DEC



EPA Information Links

Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake Site Description

Onondaga Lake Superfund Site Progress Profile

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health, have issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Onondaga Lake Bottom site, a subsite to the Onondaga Lake National Priorities List Site. The ROD, which documents the selected remedy for the site, was signed on July 1, 2005. The ROD includes a Responsiveness Summary which responds to the comments received during the public review process.

This fact sheet highlights the Record of Decision and provides site background information, as well as contact information should you desire additional information.

Related local news:

Honeywell plans to dredge and bury Onondaga Lake sediments

Related local news:  Honeywell plans to dredge and bury Onondaga Lake sediments

A hydraulic dredger like this one is part of Honeywell’s plan to
pull contaminated sediments from the floor of Onondaga Lake.

Atlantic States Legal Foundation, the Syracuse group which filed a lawsuit in the 1980s to force Onondaga County to stop polluting the lake with sewage, is among those advocating for a different dredging plan.

Samuel Sage, president of Atlantic States, said the group would like to see the dredged sediment cleaned and returned to the lake, rather than buried in Camillus.

Photo Courtesy of Honeywell


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