MGP cleanup work soon to begin on Tioughnioga in Homer

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Cleanup actions will soon begin at the former Cortland-Homer NYSEG Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site at 218 South Main Street in Homer.

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The DEC recently approved the April 2020 Remedial Design Report under New York’s Manufactured Gas Plant Remedial Program.

Activities will occur to address coal tar impacted sediments in the West Branch of the Tioughnioga River in two separate areas:

  • Area 1: Located near 221 South Main Street. Work is expected to begin in March 2021 and last approximately 9 months.
  • Area 2: Located near 40 Front Street. Work is expected to begin in December and last approximately 12 months.

During remedial activities, the river in these areas will be inaccessible and marked by upstream warning buoys.

The estimated cost to implement the project is $15,800,000

See full details here.


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