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Issues related to the RCRA process
The work plan for the Phytoremediation Pilot Study is now available for downloading in the document repository on this site. The Pilot Study work plan is in two parts: the text and the figures at the end of the document.

Note: To go directly to the downloading area for this Pilot Study work plan, click here.

Posted by: Wally on Jun 10, 2008 - 07:34 PM  

Issues related to the RCRA process
The RFI document for the facilities investigation of Middleport and surrounding areas has been divided into 10 volumes. The division of the area for the various volumes are shown on two maps which have been added to the document repository or can be viewed by clicking here. Each area or volume is color coded on the first map except those for Volumes 6 and 7 which are north of Person Rd consisting of Jeddo and Johnson Creeks. They are shown on the second map.

Volume 1 is the history of the area and includes aerial photos as far back as 1931 and Sampson maps showing the village layout of buildings and their usage as far back as the 19th century. Volume 1 is in 2 files and posted in the document repository in the RCRA Document Library.

The CIG has asked FMC to treat Volume 4, Culvert 105 and its flood zone, with high priority and Volumes 5 and 6, the tributary of Jeddo creek both north and south of Pearson Rd, with medium priority. Volume 2, the air deposition area in the village has been completed and submitted to the agencies for approval. That file is also large and is not in the repository yet.



Posted by: BillA on Jun 10, 2008 - 02:16 PM  

Information and news about the CIG
The June meeting of the Community Input Group will be different than our usual meeting. Instead of one part with updates from FMC and the agencies and the second part a discussion between CIG members only, June's meeting will be devoted to a question and answer session with the agencies. The questions have been submitted to the EPA, DEC and DOH. They include many which have been asked by Middleport citizens over the years. The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM at the Masonic Hall and end around 7:30. The usual lite meal will be available. All citizens are welcome to attend. To review the questions, click on the "Read Full Article" link below. It is expected the agencies will send their answers in advance so they can be reviewed prior to the meeting. When received, they will be posted on the site as well.



Posted by: BillA on May 29, 2008 - 11:34 AM  Read full article: 'June 18 CIG Meeting Different than Normal' (520 more words)

Issues related to the RCRA process
Due to additional questions from Middleport residents about the FMC proposed Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), FMC has submitted an article for posting on the CIG web site. It explains what type of material will be placed in the CAMU and presents questions and answers pertaining to the use of a bottom liner, the environmental effect on the area, soil source, if it's hazardous and long term responsibility. Click the Read Full Article link below to read the article. Please post your comments at the end.



Posted by: Wally on May 29, 2008 - 09:55 AM  Read full article: 'New Q/A About the CAMU Proposal' (1343 more words)

Issues related to the RCRA process
In 2003, FMC contracted an outside firm (Exponent) to investigate the actual human exposure to arsenic in soil in the Middleport area. During that summer urine and toenail samples were taken from 439 Middleport residents which included 77 children under 7 year old. This represented more than a quarter of the population in Middleport and a little less than half of the children under 7 who lived in the area at that time. Tests were also performed on samples of vegetables from area gardens, house dust was collected and soil samples analyzed. The detailed report from Exponent is in the document repository of this web site in the Arsenic in Soil - Related Documents.

It should be noted the government agencies have declined to accept the results of this study. The Community Input Group is seeking a clarification of the reasons.

Click the "Read Full Article" link below for the summary extracted from the FMC document "CMS Work Plan for the Air Deposition Area" also in the document repository of this site (See the story below "Corrective Measures Work Plan Now Available".)





Posted by: BillA on May 19, 2008 - 09:03 PM  Read full article: ' Investigation of Middleport Environmental Exposure to Arsenic' (501 more words)

Issues related to the RCRA process
The Corrective Measures Study (CMS) work plan for the Air Deposition Area is now in the document repository. You can find it in the RCRA Document Library of the Document Repository in the Main Download section. There are two parts, click here to go to them directly: Part 1 and Part 2.

The air deposition area consists of the residential homes between Main St. and the Niagara/Orleans county line and the canal to Route 31 (Rochester Rd.). The CMS does not include the School property since that has been remediated.



Posted by: BillA on May 15, 2008 - 12:38 PM  Read full article: 'Corrective Measures Study Workplan Now Available' (40 more words)

Discussion related to community issues
The CIG would like you to leave a comment or an opinion. This is how we know the way the community feels about the issues. You may leave one about any story on the site, any document in the repository or just one in general on what you think about remediation

Please click on the Read Full Article" link below to read how.



Posted by: BillA on Apr 28, 2008 - 02:22 PM  Read full article: 'Please Leave a Comment' (447 more words)

Information and news about the CIG
The meeting notes for the May 12, 2008 meeting are now available for downloading here

Note: These notes have now been added to the monthly meeting notes archives.

Posted by: Admin on Apr 25, 2008 - 06:57 PM  

Discussion related to community issues
About one year ago, FMC proposed a Correction Action Manage Unit (CAMU) to be located on the east side of their property in Middleport. This unit would contain arsenic contaminated soils removed during the various remediation projects for permanent storage. These projects include village properties as well as the tributary (creek) and culvert running through the village. Under environmental regulation, no hazardous materials would be stored at the site. The government agencies (DEC/DOH/EPA) will have to approve FMC's application before a CAMU could be established. The formal application was submitted in March of this year.

Soils which have been removed during previous remediation activities such as the school yard, Vernon St. and Park Ave. are now located in the proposed CAMU area. This current soil storage area is considered temporary. The application to the agencies is for approval of a design for a CAMU which would be permanent. The application as it was submitted is in the document repository of this web site. Click here to go there directly. Click the "Read Full Article" link below for more of this story.




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