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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reviews Cleanup at Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its first five-year review of the Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund site, located in the Town of Fenton in Broome County, New York. This review seeks to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site continues to protect human health and the environment. Cleanup activities included excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and sediment, monitored natural attenuation of impacted groundwater, and establishment of institutional controls to restrict the use of groundwater on the site for drinking water purposes until cleanup standards are met.

Soil and sediment excavation activities were performed in 2003. Monitored natural attenuation of the groundwater began in 2011 and is ongoing. A summary of cleanup activities and an evaluation of the protectiveness of the implemented remedy will be included in the five-year review report.

What is an EPA Five-Year Review?

The purpose of five-year reviews is to ensure that implemented remedies at Superfund sites function as intended and continue to be protective of human health and the environment. These regular reviews, which are required by federal law when contaminants remain at a site, include:

> Inspection of the site and cleanup technologies;
> Review of monitoring data, operating data, and maintenance records; and
> Determination if any new relevant regulatory requirements have been established since the original cleanup decision was   

When will EPA’s Five-Year Review Report be available?

It is anticipated that the five-year review report will be available at the website noted below by August 2016. There are several ways to review information on this site. The Administrative Record, which includes the decision documents used for selecting the cleanup remedy, is available for public review at the information repositories listed below. Project information is also available online at the website noted below.

Fenton Town Hall
44 Park Street, Port Crane, NY 13833

Fenton Free Library
1062 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

EPA Region 2 Records Center
290 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10007

If you have any questions or concerns about the site, please contact:

Thomas Mongelli
EPA Remedial Project Manager
Phone: (212) 637-4256


Larisa Romanowski
EPA Community Involvement Coordinator
Phone: (518) 407-0400
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