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Posted 10/20/2017

Release no. 17-021

Andrew Kornacki
716-352-8669 (cell)

BUFFALO, NY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has released the Record of Decision for the Landfill Operable Unit of the Tonawanda Landfill Vicinity Property, Town of Tonawanda, New York.

Prepared under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), this record of decision documents the Corps of Engineers' selected remedy, Alternative 3 from the proposed plan, Targeted Shallow Removal and Off-site Disposal of FUSRAP-Related Material, to address contaminated soils in the Landfill Operable Unit. Implementing this remedy will involve excavating FUSRAP-related materials exceeding cleanup goals within the top five feet of the surface soil, transporting them off-site, and disposing of them at a permitted disposal facility.

Consistent with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the selected remedy satisfies the threshold criteria of protection of human health and the environment, and complies with regulations. Furthermore, the Corps of Engineers determined it provides the best balance of long-term effectiveness, short-term effectiveness, and cost, and the highest implementability of the three considered alternatives. 

The start of remedial design and remedial action depends on the availability of national program funding and the completion of cleanup already underway at other sites. 

The record of decision is in the administrative record file for the Tonawanda Landfill Vicinity Property, available on the web at http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/HTRW/FUSRAP/Tonawanda-Landfill, and by appointment at the Buffalo District Office Library, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York.

For further information on the Landfill Operable Unit of the Tonawanda Landfill Vicinity Property, please visit the project website, send an email to fusrap@usace.army.mil, or call (800) 833-6390 (Option 4).

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