Sep 14, 2011

EPA's decision on LCP Bridge Street Operable Unit 2 and Wastebeds 9-15


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently decided that two contaminated areas of concern in the Onondaga Lake watershed, LCP Bridge Street Operable Unit 2 and Wastebeds 9-15, will not be remediated under the federal Superfund program. They are, however, being remediated by New York State and may in future be addressed by the Natural Resource Damages Trustee Council (Onondaga Nation, US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation). For the full text of the EPA’s decision, click here.

Click here for a map showing the location of the two sites in relation to other contaminated areas of concern.

The Onondaga Lake federal Superfund Site is composed of 12 distinct contaminated areas (subsites), one of which is the entire lake bottom.  A complete listing of these subsites can be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website.

Upcoming Community Presentations about Onondaga Lake

Free and open to the public! Please join us!

Thursday, September 22, 7:00 - 8:45 PM, in the Carman Community Room of the Liverpool Public Library (310 Tulip Street Liverpool 13088)
“Re-imagining the Future of Onondaga Lake” presentation

Sunday, October 16, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, at the Marcellus Free Library (32 Maple Street Marcellus 13108)
“Re-imagining the Future of Onondaga Lake” presentation