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Fulton Terminals - Fulton, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
N 43° 19.920 W 076° 24.965
18T E 385200 N 4798657
Quick Description: This is the Superfund site known as Fulton Terminals, located just North of the city of Fulton, New York. The coords. will get you on a short side street within a safe viewing distance of the property.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2007 1:11:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM19ZG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 87

Long Description:
Millions of gallons of waste oils and sludges were stored in tanks
at the 1 1/2-acre Fulton Terminals site, which is now inactive.
From 1936 to 1960, the primary activity on the site was the manufacturing of roofing materials, which involved the storage of asphalt in aboveground tanks and fuel oil storage in underground tanks.
From 1972 to 1977, the site was used as a staging and storage area for materials scheduled for incineration at the Pollution Abatement Services site, which also is on the National Priorities List.
From 1981 to 1983, Fulton Terminals removed several tanks as part of a voluntary cleanup program. These activities ceased in 1983, after the facility was fined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the improper disposal of olychlorinated biphenyls.
The site, located in an urban area, has approximately 13,000 people living within 3 miles, is within 50 feet of the Oswego River, which is used for recreation.
Removing 480 tons of visibly-contaminated soil and tar-like wastes and excavating storm drains that were acting as a
conduit for contaminated runoff entering the Oswego River during storms and restricting site access greatly reduced the
potential for exposure to contaminated runoff or hazardous materials from the site, pending the completion of final
cleanup activities.
The cleanup of the 16,500 tons of contaminated soil has removed a sizable source of ground water and surface water contamination.
The limited pumping and treatment of approximately 9,000,000 gallons of contaminated ground water reduced the VOCs in the core of the contaminated plume to below the ground water standards.

UPDATE: In March of 2015, the majority of this site was released by the EPA, as after 32 years, the site no longer poses a threat to the public. There is a small strip about 50 feet wide along the Oswego River that still shows residual contamination of ground water, at a very low level, and is expected to dissipate naturally. The City of Fulton owns the property, and it has been considered as a potential future public park, although there are no plans presently to utilize the site.
EPA ID: NYD980593099

Site Name: Fulton Terminals

Link to Site: [Web Link]

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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