LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plans to clean up nine residential properties in Lockport that are contaminated. The properties are part of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund site. In the plan, the EPA will relocate residents from five of the nine properties, demolishing the five homes. They will excavate contaminated soil from all nine properties. An old industrial building at the former Flintkote Company Plant will also be demolished.
“The cleanup of the residential properties is the first phase of a multi-faceted plan to clean up contamination from over a hundred years of industrial activity at this site,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck in a press release.
The creek runs north out of Lockport, and though the state has studied the contamination for decades, the EPA just added 18-Mile Creek to its superfund cleanup program a year ago.
You can see the EPA's Record of Decision for the superfund site here.
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