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The Agencies response to the comments submitted during the open public comment period for FMC's Corrective Measures Study is available in the Document Repository. Click here to download the file in PDF format.



Posted by: BillA on Jun 16, 2012 - 02:00 PM  

Issues related to the RCRA process
Supporting documents for the Preliminary Statement of Basis are available in the Document Repository of this web site.

They are:

Arsenic in Soil Contamination - Frequently Asked Questions. Click here to download the PDF file

The Development of New York State Soil Cleanup Objectives for Arsenic in a Q&A format. Click here to download the PDF file.

To view a fact sheet on the public comment period click here.

When reading these documents, please keep in mind they may be controversial. For example the second item of the Arsenic in Soil Frequently Asked Questions states the agencies consider the absorption of arsenic from soil to be the same as that from water is very questionable. Arsenic in water is in a dissolved state more easily absorbed by the body. Arsenic in soil has changed and combined with other minerals in soil such as iron and copper. The body needs to break these bonds down before arsenic can be absorbed (bioavailability). It has been shown in laboratory studies that the bioavailability of arsenic in Middleport soils is around 45%. Also people tend to drink a lot more water than they eat dirt. The Agencies use of this conclusion to support their selection of a Corrective Measure Alternative along with other conclusions may cause the preliminary selection of a CMA to be flawed.

For more information about calculating bioavailabilty see EPA Region 8's analysis by clicking here.



Posted by: BillA on Jun 16, 2012 - 01:49 PM  

Issues related to the RCRA process
Another EPA cleanup of contaminated residential soil is taking place in Tacoma Washington. A fact sheet along with Q & A's is available by clicking here .


An area in or near Tacoma has been contaminated by the former Asarco Smelter in Ruston/North Tacoma. Surrounding areas have been contaminated with arsenic and lead. Areas closest to the plant will be cleaned up by the EPA with Superfund money. Outside that area, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology in the fact sheet) is performing the cleanup. The Ecology is probably similar to our NYSDEC.

The fact sheet and Q & A's provide a good explanation of the remediation solutions and the justifications, based on risk, of those selected solutions.

Click below (Read Full Article) for a review of those solutions.



Posted by: BillA on Jun 10, 2012 - 02:55 PM  Read full article: 'Tacoma, Washington Cleanup' (227 more words)

Issues related to the RCRA process
FMC has submitted their draft of the Corrective Measures Study (CMS) Work Plan for Volume V to the government agencies for their review and approval. This volume covers the Jeddo Creek tributary between Francis St. and Pearson Rd. The study effects those properties with land in the flood plain of the tributary which include properties on the west side of N. Hartland St. and some properties on Church St, Francis St., Orchard St., Chase Rd. and Sherman Rd. including the mobile home park.

The work plan is available in the Document Repository under CMS Work Plans. Click here to download the PDF file directly.

Please keep in mind this is not the actual CMS but a plan on how the CMS will be developed.



Posted by: BillA on Aug 15, 2011 - 01:52 PM  

Issues related to the RCRA process
The transcript from the public session held on June 14, 2011, at the Middleport Fire Hall so government agencies with over site of the FMC remediation project in Middleport could receive comments on the draft Corrective Measures Study Report for the Air deposition Area and Culvert 105 is available through this link: Click here



Posted by: BillA on Jul 21, 2011 - 12:49 PM  

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The notes from the CIG's June 15, 2011 CIG meeting are now available. They can also be downloaded using the link below.

Note: Click here to download a copy of the June 15, 2011 Part I meetings notes in pdf format.

Posted by: Wally on Jun 30, 2011 - 06:41 PM  Read full article: 'June 15, 2011 Meeting Notes Available' (3614 more words)

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