DEC will discuss remediation plan at former Starlite in Medina, a State Superfund site
MEDINA – The state Department of Environmental Conservation will have a public meeting on Jan. 22 to discuss the next steps with the cleanup of the former Starlite Dry Cleaners site at 331 North Main St.
The DEC is proposing a $490,000 remediation for the next phase which includes removing 8 feet of soil and other work.
The DEC has already taken down the building at the site, which was badly damaged in a fire in 2004. The location is a State Superfund Site and is listed as a Class 2 site in the State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites. A Class 2 site represents a significant threat to public health or the environment, with action required, the DEC said.
The meeting on Jan. 22 begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave. DEC staff will discuss the remedy proposed for the land.
The DEC plan includes:
• Excavating contaminated soil to approximately 8-feet below surface grade in an approximately 300-square foot area;
• Disposing offsite an estimated 90-cubic yards of contaminated soil;
• Importing clean material that meets the established Soil Clean-up Objectives for use as backfill;
• Treating contaminated soil and groundwater through injection of a chemical reducing agent 10-ft above and 10-ft below the top of bedrock;
• Collecting and analyzing end-point soil samples and post-remedial groundwater samples to evaluate the effectiveness of the remedy;
• Implementing a Health and Safety Plan and Community Air Monitoring Plan during all ground intrusive activities;
• Implementing a Site Management Plan for long term maintenance of the remedial systems;
• Recording of an environmental easement to ensure proper use of the site.