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City Council Updates:
foundry update from 5/3/17 Council Meeting
DEC Press Page: http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/109534.html
DOH’s gardening info: http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/healthysoils.htm
Two links from the DEC’s project web site:
David Chiusano (DEC)
Anthony Perretta (NYS Dept. of Health)
The state’s consultant team is from Ecology and Environment, Inc
Bob Gibson is our contact for this project.
*Para Consultas en espanol sobre remediacion de su propiedad o requiera informacion adicional, por favor contactar a Eridania Marte, 716-684-8060, firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you need a Spanish speaking interpreter for this work, please contact the GNRC’s Jessica Avila at 315-828-6588 or please email her at email@example.com.
DEC website http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/107812.html
From DEC Region 8 letter:
If your yard does not have exposed or bare soil, then the potential for exposure to these contaminants would not be anticipated. Similarly, mulched plantings would minimize potential exposure.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) recommends that property owners and occupants follow the best practices described below to reduce the possibility of exposure to the contaminants in soil:
- Wash with soap and water after gardening or any time before you eat.
- Minimize children’s direct contact with bare soil by laying down wood chips or maintaining grass cover, especially if there is visible fill material such as ash, cinders, brick, or slag.
- Brush off your soil from your clothes and remove shoes and gloves before entering your home.
- Consider growing vegetables in raised beds with clean soil (at least 10 inches deep). Use untreated wood to make the beds. Pressure-treated wood and railroad ties contain added chemicals. You can find additional information about healthy gardening at: http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1301/.
If applicable, please share these results and the precautions above with your tenants.
Additional Information on Gardening: