Cleanup work at the former NYSEG manufactured gas plant in Border City will begin later this month.
Investigation found soil and groundwater contamination at the site
The Finger Lakes Times reports the work is being done under a consent decree reached between NYSEG and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). NYSEG has agreed to pay the cost of cleanup and remediation for the 15-acre site.
A gas plant operated on the site from 1901-34, manufacturing gas by heating coal and petroleum products. An investigation by the Department of Health and the DEC found soil, groundwater, and other contamination on the site. The contaminated soil will be removed to a deputy of up to 14 feet and transported off-site.
When the work is finished, MYSEG will submit a final engineering report. The utility will also keep the public informed on the progress of the work, which is expected to take about a year. Information about the work is available at the Geneva Public Library.
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