The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the K-Fulton Works site (NYSDEC site #224051), principally bordering the eastern edge of the head of the Gowanus Canal. The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination on the site of the former manufactured-gas plant (MGP).
According to NYSDEC, the site was operated as a manufactured-gas plant from about 1879 until 1929. The operation of the plant caused contamination of sub-surface soil and groundwater by coal tar, a byproduct of manufactured gas production.
Major elements of the planned cleanup include:
- Construction of a subsurface barrier wall to prevent coal tar migration to the Gowanus Canal.
- Coal tar recovery by use of coal tar recovery wells or other systems.
- Excavation and/or stabilization of MGP structures and source material to be coordinated with re-development.
- A Site Management Plan that will include provisions to monitor the performance and effectiveness of the remedy.
NYSDEC estimates the remediation work will cost $54,525,000.
Click here to view a PDF version of the complete ROD.
For more information, contact NYSDEC Project Manager Henry Willems at (518) 402-9662, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.