2018 Council Updates:
Please find our poster for our summer recreation programs here:
On April 14th, HWS Day of Service program will have students installing LED light bulbs in homes for free for interested residents. If residents would like to participate, they should call Jessica Avila or stop in to City Hall to the GNRC to sign-up or click here for the online survey.
|City Council Updates:
November Council Update 11/1/17
Foundry Update from 9/6/17
Foundry from 8/2/17
Foundry update from 7/11/17 Council Meeting
Foundry update from 6/7/17 Council Meeting
Foundry update from 5/3/17 Council Meeting
|Map as of June 6th|
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Geneva Foundry Record of Decisions
Comments and Responses to Record of Decisions
Geneva Foundry Remediation Action Plan
Cleanup of Contamination to Begin This Summer at Properties in Neighborhoods Adjacent to the Former Geneva Foundry Site
NYSDOH Lead Poisoning KNOW THE FACTS https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tools/know_the_facts.pdf
Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water
LEAD Exposure in Adults A Guide for Health Care Providers
Identifying Lead Hazards in Residential Properties https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/403fs01.pdf
Lead ATSDR TOXZINE https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/toxzine/lead_toxzine.html
Arsenic ATSDR TOXZINE https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/toxzine/arsenic_toxzine.html
Cleanup Levels & Action Levels for Soil Arsenic and Lead https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/1109095.pdf
Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead
Geneva Community Gardens Information:
Here is a map to all of the Geneva Community Gardens (thank you to Growing Geneva Together)
Little Free Farmstand Information:
The Little Free Farmstand (LFF) is a place for community members to give, take, or swap fresh produce for free. This stand is a place where you can share your excess produce, rather than it going to waste, with those that can use it. The Little Free Farmstand is an initiative of the Growing Geneva Together Community Garden Coalition managed by the Finger Lakes Institute Food Systems Program and volunteers through support of Geneva Peeps, City of Geneva, Geneva Food Justice Coalition, and many local farms and gardens. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Instagram @littlefreefarmstand (#givetakeswap #littlefreefarmstand), or read FAQ Farmstand. The FAQ, as well as recipes, are posted on the farmstand.
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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: