U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reviews Cleanup at

Tr-Cities Barrel Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its first five-year review of the

Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund site, located in the Town of Fenton in Broome County, New York.

This review seeks to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site continues to protect human health

and the environment. Cleanup activities included excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil

and sediment, monitored natural attenuation of impacted groundwater, and establishment of institutional

controls to restrict the use of groundwater on the site for drinking water purposes until cleanup standards

are met.

Soil and sediment excavation activities were performed in 2003. Monitored natural attenuation of the

groundwater began in 2011 and is ongoing. A summary of cleanup activities and an evaluation of the

protectiveness of the implemented remedy will be included in the five-year review report.

What is an EPA Five-Year Review?

The purpose of five-year reviews is to ensure that implemented remedies at Superfund sites function

as intended and continue to be protective of human health and the environment. These regular

reviews, which are required by federal law when contaminants remain at a site, include:

? Inspection of the site and cleanup technologies;

? Review of monitoring data, operating data, and maintenance records; and

? Determination if any new relevant regulatory requirements have been established since the

original cleanup decision was finalized.

When will EPA’s Five-Year Review Report be available?

It is anticipated that the five-year review report will be available at the website noted below by

August 2016.

There are several ways to review information on this

site. The Administrative Record, which includes the

decision documents used for selecting the cleanup

remedy, is available for public review at the

information repositories listed below. Project

information is also available online at the website

noted below.

Fenton Town Hall

44 Park Street, Port Crane, NY 13833

Fenton Free Library

1062 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

EPA Region 2 Records Center

290 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10007

If you have any questions or concerns about the site,

please contact:

Thomas Mongelli

EPA Remedial Project Manager

Phone: (212) 637-4256

Email: mongelli.thomas@epa.gov


Larisa Romanowski

EPA Community Involvement Coordinator

Phone: (518) 407-0400

Email: romanowski.larisa@epa.gov