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Davids Island Site (New Rochelle) - Remedy Selected to Address Site Contamination

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Davids Island Site (New Rochelle) - Remedy Selected to Address Site Contamination

April 25, 2016 - 14:00
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Davids Island Site (New Rochelle) - Remedy Selected to Address Site Contamination

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NEW YORK, NY -- The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Davids Island Site (NYSDEC Site #: E360077) (New Rochelle, Westchester County) has been issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination associated with a portion of the site. 

The Island was owned by the US Department of Defense until 1967. Contaminants of concern addressed by the selected remedy include metals, pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – substances that can be created from the incomplete burning of coal and oil.

Previous cleanup measures included removal of soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and underground petroleum storage tanks.

Major elements of the selected remedy include:

About 17,500 cubic yards of contaminated soil will be excavated and consolidated beneath a two foot soil cover.

A barrier wall will be constructed on the southern end of the Island.

Sediment will be removed from shoreline areas and consolidated under the site cover.

Site cover consisting of structures or a soil cover as appropriate will be installed to allow for passive recreational use.

A Site Management Plan for monitoring the continuing effectiveness of the remedy.

The cost to implement the remedy is estimated to be $20.5 million in today’s dollars.

The ROD provides additional details about the selected remedy. An electronic copy of the ROD is available on NYSDEC’s Region 3 web page at:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37552.html (look under Westchester County).

Copies of the ROD also are available for review at the following locations:

The New Rochelle Public Library

Attn: Barbara Davis

1 Library Plaza

New Rochelle, NY 10801

914-632-7878 

Department of Public Works/Engineering

Attn: James Moran, P.E.

City Hall

515 North Ave.

New Rochelle, NY 10801

914-654-2134 

Feel free to contact the NYSDEC Project Manager: Matthew Hubicki, 518-402-9605 FREE, email: [email protected]