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Issues related to the RCRA process
A few years ago Dr. Roz Schoof assisted FMC in developing fact sheets on arsenic and exposure. These are available on the Middleport, NY web site.

To view the fact sheet on arsenic, click here.

To view the fact sheet on exposure, click here.



Posted by: BillA on Jul 27, 2009 - 12:35 PM  

Issues related to the RCRA process
During this decade, remediation began of arsenic contamination in Spring Valley (northwest Washington, DC) by excavation. Up to 2 feet of soil was removed from residential and university properties including a child development school area where ever arsenic contamination was above 20 PPM. Excavation seemed to be the only technology used.

Click on the Read Full Article below to view the rest of the story.







Posted by: BillA on Jul 03, 2009 - 12:07 PM  Read full article: 'Cleanup of Arsenic Contamination in Spring Valley' (284 more words)

Information and news about the CIG
Rochester Institute of Technology has a Four President's Distinguished Public Service Award which it presents annually to an RIT faculty or staff member whose public service and commitment mirror that of the four past RIT presidents who worked with the award founder, Alfred Davis.

Ann Howard has received this years award. Ann has served in an official capacity on several community organizations in the Rochester area including NeighborWorks Rochester, Greater Rochester Urban Bounty, Downtown Community Forum, Center for Dispute Settlement, Cornell Cooperative Extension's environmental advisory committee, Kodak Park Citizens Advisory Council and here in Middleport the Community Advisory Panel and the Middleport Community Input Group.

Let's congratulate Ann and thank her for all her tireless community efforts.



Posted by: BillA on Jul 02, 2009 - 02:56 PM  

Information and news about the CIG
The notes from the CIG's June 9, 2009 CIG meeting are now available. They can also be downloaded using the link below.



Note: Click here for a copy of the June 9, 2009 CIG meeting notes in pdf format.

Posted by: Wally on Jun 26, 2009 - 11:37 AM  Read full article: 'June 9, 2009 Part I Meeting Notes Available' (3857 more words)

Issues related to the RCRA process
The materials presented during the June 10th agencies' public session at the Middleport fire hall by Matt Mortifolio from the New York State DEC and Brian McGinnis and Wai Chin Lachell from FMC are now available for download in the Meeting Materials section of the Document Repository.

Click here to download the DEC presentation.

To download FMC's presentation, click here.

The transcript will be posted when it becomes available.




Posted by: BillA on Jun 18, 2009 - 11:39 AM  

Information and news about the CIG
The notes from the CIG's May 6, 2009 CIG meeting are now available. They can also be downloaded using the link below.


Note: Click here for a copy of the May 6, 2009 CIG meeting notes in pdf format.

Posted by: Wally on May 20, 2009 - 04:55 PM  Read full article: 'May 6 Part I Meeting Notes Available' (2684 more words)

Issues related to the RCRA process
The public comment period has ended. The agencies should be replying to all those who submitted comments within the next few months.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) will be holding public involvement sessions regarding some of FMC's off site environmental investigations. The areas of concern for the open sessions will be the Air Deposition Area which is south of the canal to Rochester Rd. (RT 31) and between Main St. and the Orleans County line and the second area of concern are the properties transversed by Culvert 105 to Pearson Rd. These two areas are covered by Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facilities Investigation (RFI) Volumes I, II and IV.

The sessions will be held at the Middleport Fire Hall, 28 Main St. on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, where the public can discuss the investigations, ask questions and make comments concerning the contents of the three volumes or any other matters pertaining to the remediation activities in Middleport. There will be two sessions. One from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM will be informal where the public can talk, one-on-one, with members of the agencies or the FMC Corporation. The other session will be held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and will start off with brief presentations by the agencies and FMC and then be opened to the public so verbal comments can be made and be placed in the record. Written comments can also be handed to the agencies during both sessions.

A written comment period will run from May 18 to July 2, 2009 where the public can send in their comments to the agencies. These comments should be mailed to:

Mr. Matt Mortifolio
NYSDEC Project Manager
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7258

To view the text, maps and data tables of the RFI Volumes click here.

The complete volumes are available in the FMC Document Repository at the Middleport Village Library, 9 Vernon St. or at the FMC House at 17 Vernon St.

For more information you can go to the DEC web site by clicking here.

For a brief description of the three RFI Volumes, click the Read Full Article link below.



Posted by: BillA on May 15, 2009 - 01:22 PM  Read full article: 'Public Involvement Sessions' (324 more words)

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