The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) permit for the construction of the Southwest Brooklyn Marine Transfer Station requires the excavation and removal of site soil. After conducting NYSDEC‐ approved comprehensive soil testing of the project site, a limited area was found to contain slightly elevated levels of lead ‐ a not uncommon condition on an industrial site in New York City.
The leaded soil will be excavated and removed from the site by trained workers on two Sundays, December 6 and December 13, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. pursuant to excavation and removal procedures approved by NYSDEC. Sundays were chosen so that this work would have the least impact on neighboring properties. The soil to be removed, about 20 truckloads, represents only 3% of the soil removed from the site to date (about 530 truckloads).
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