Destiny USA Brownfield Cleanup

The Destiny BCP Site consists of approximately 152 acres located at the southeast end of Onondaga Lake in the City of Syracuse, New York. It is the largest brownfield cleanup site in New York State. Spectra has provided environmental services that included assessment of environmental samples, evaluation of potential risks associated with site development, engineering review of remedial alternatives, and design of a vapor mitigation system.

Due to the relative size and nature of the BCP site, investigation and redevelopment is advancing by a phased approach, with Phase I (Mall Expansion—an 800,000+ square foot building expansion of the existing Carousel Center) initiated mid 2007.

Environmental Assessment and Remediation

Soil and groundwater contamination exists at the BCP site because of the historic industrial operations as well as the subsequent grading of soils during the construction of the Carousel Center. Past sources of contamination include the former Marley scrap yard, multiple oil storage facilities including Amerada Hess, Buckeye petroleum storage and pipeline facility, Mobil Oil Corp, Sun Oil Company, Atlantic Refining, Citgo Petroleum, and Alaskan Oil, the Clark Concrete Company, and Solvay waste in various locations.

Contaminants in soils and groundwater across the BCP Site include; metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Solvay Wastes (elevated pH levels) at concentrations exceeding the regulatory standards. Soil vapor testing has also confirmed VOCs at concentrations exceeding New York State Department of Health Air Guideline Values. The Phase I site remedy entailed excavation of 88,000 cu. yds. of soils, installation of a vapor barrier, a vapor control system and concrete cap

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