Foundry Information

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City Council Updates:

foundry update from 5/3/17 Council Meeting

Resources: 

Fact sheet

Fact sheet March 2017_SPANISH\

DEC Press Page:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/109534.html 

Ecology and Environment workplan

DOH’s gardening info:  http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/healthysoils.htm

Two links from the DEC’s project web site:

Foundry Contacts:

David Chiusano (DEC)

518-402-9813

david.chiusano@dec.ny.gov

Anthony Perretta (NYS Dept. of Health)

518-402-7860

BEEI@health.ny.gov 

The state’s consultant team is from Ecology and Environment, Inc

Bob Gibson is our contact for this project. 

Phone: 716-684-8060

rgibson@ene.com

*Para Consultas en espanol sobre remediacion de su propiedad o requiera informacion adicional, por favor contactar a Eridania Marte, 716-684-8060, emarte@ene.com

*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 info@genevanrc.org.

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: 

http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Soil_Contaminants.pdf