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Friday, April 3, 2015

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has selected a remedy to address contamination issues at the Peters Dry Cleaning Site on Willow Street, the DEC announced this morning.

Major elements of the selected remedy include:
  • Enhanced biodegradation – This is an in-place process to treat contaminated groundwater with a biological amendment. This will encourage the biological breakdown of contaminants. The groundwater will be monitored after active treatment to evaluate the breakdown of contaminants.
  • Environmental easement – allow use of the site for residential, commercial, or industrial use, subject to zoning, and restrict groundwater use without necessary treatment.
  • A Site Management Plan that will include provisions to monitor for the continued effectiveness of the remedy.
Contaminants of concern include volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are a large group of carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature. Previous cleanup measures at the site included installation of a system to remove soil vapor from beneath building slabs, building demolition, and removal and disposal of contaminated soil.

The cost to implement the remedy is estimated to be $734,000, according to the DEC.

Additional details about the selected remedy are available on the DEC website at They are also available for review at the Lockport Public Library.


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1 comment:

  1. Hard to believe the Peters Drycleaning owners could not be held more responsible for this.


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