Contamination Cleanup To Begin At Former MGP Site On Court St

Contamination Cleanup To Begin At Former MGP Site On Court St

Source:, September 24, 2018
By: Briana Supardi

Cleanup of the contamination related to the Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site on Court Street is set to begin this month, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

The site is located at 271 Court St in Binghamton. The cleanup will be under New York’s State Superfund Program.

According to the NYSDEC, the cleanup will last about four months and cost about $$2.6 million.

The goal is to bring contamination down to a level safe for the public health and environment.

Key components of the cleanup include:

  • Dredging and off-site disposal of approximately 950 cubic yards of MGP-impacted Susquehanna River sediment.
  • Backfilling removal areas with appropriate materials (e.g., soil, armor stone)
  • Developing a Site Management Plan (SMP) that describes the postremedial action monitoring to be completed. Note that a draft SMP is
    already being developed (in cooperation with NYSDEC for the upland portion of the site located at 271 Court Street, Operable Unit No. 1,
    discussed below).

The main contaminants of concern at the site are MGP-related semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), namely polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS), and MGP-related non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) in river sediment.

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