Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The design phase of the remediation project was completed in April. The DEC plans say excavated soil will transported off-site to either a thermal desorption facility or an appropriate landfill. Any asphalt or clean demolition debris will be recycled on-site as backfill if found to be suitable. Otherwise, it will be disposed at an appropriate landfill, the DEC said.
According to the DEC plan, cleanup would also involve installing a containment system around the substation lot; installing a barrier wall and collection system next to the canal to shield it from tar seeps in the bedrock; removing contaminated sediment in the canal; and extracting contaminants from bedrock and beneath substation equipment.
Within 90 days of completing the remedial work, a final engineering report will be filed with the DEC.
Work isn’t expected to physically impact Transit or the Crosby’s and Tim Hortons property, which is owned by Reid. But any new construction on the property wiII need to be evaluated for potential soil vapor intrusion, the DEC said.Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.