NYSDEC Site Characterization former marble quarry

October 4, 2017

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is beginning field work for the investigation of the Tuckahoe Former Marble Quarry on Marbledale Road. The site, consisting of the tax parcels which make up the remainder of the former quarry outside of the Brownfield Cleanup Program site (Site Number C360143), is a potential (“P”) hazardous waste site (Site Number 360153). The initial investigation is a Site Characterization and is intended to determine whether or not hazardous waste was disposed at the site, and whether any identified contamination presents a significant threat to public health or the environment. If these criteria are met, the site will be eligible to be placed on the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal (“State Superfund”) Sites. This investigation is not intended to fully delineate the nature and extent of contamination at or migrating from the quarry. If listed as a class 2 Superfund site a full remedial investigation will be conducted.  Work to investigate migration from the existing Brownfield site is also being conducted by NYSDEC. The Site Characterization Work Plan detailing the upcoming work is available at the Tuckahoe Public Library. Drilling of exploratory soil borings and installation of groundwater monitoring wells is anticipated to begin on or about October 17, 2017.

Kevin Carpenter, P.E.

Senior Environmental Engineer, Remedial Bureau C, Division of Environmental Remediation


PDF icon P-Site Characterization Work Plan4.2 MB