LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK

PROJECT UPDATE

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In 2014, Lockheed Martin began cleanup activities in the most upstream portion of the Bloody Brook remediation site (the wooded area near the NYS Thruway).  

  • Approximately 624 truckloads (approximately 13,000 tons or 9,000 cubic yards) of soil and brook sediment were removed from this area in 2014.
  • All of the wooded areas were restored with grass, shrubs and trees as well as three new wetland/pond areas that were made to create new brook capacity for flood control during high flow conditions as well as enhancing habitat for local wildlife.
  • See the August, October and December 2014 editions of the “Bloody Brook Voluntary Cleanup Newsletter" for photos and more information.

                                                                              Photo 1 – Restored brook looking downstream along Old Liverpool Road.          Click on photo for larger view

The 2015 cleanup effort began in April in the wooded area where the 2014 activities left off, and continued downstream through the residential area up to the Floradale Road brook crossing.  

  • Approximately 870 truckloads (approximately 21,000 tons or 14,000 cubic yards) of upland and side bank soil and brook sediment was removed. 
  • The gabion baskets (metal caging filled with rocks) that lined the brook banks between the Midwood Drive access area and Brookview Lane were also removed and restored with a more natural, gentle slope and with vegetation as well as stone.
  • All disturbed areas were restored with grass, shrubs and trees.  In addition, any fences or sheds disturbed on residential properties were replaced.
  • The aging, corrugated metal culverts which move the brook underneath Brookview Lane, Sunflower Drive and Floradale Road were replaced with concrete box culverts which also included new pavement and guardrails.  
  • See the June, August and October 2015 editions of the “Bloody Brook Voluntary Cleanup Newsletter” for photos and more information.

  Photo 2- View downstream of restored brook and side banks between Old Liverpool Road and the CSX railroad tracks. Click on photo for larger view.  

Photo 3 – View upstream at restored brook and side banks near CSX railroad tracks. Click on photo for larger view

In 2016, remedial construction activities were completed for Bloody Brook and its side banks within the Onondaga County drainage district easement from the downstream side of Floradale Road to the site boundary at Onondaga Lake Parkway.

  • Contractors removed approximately 292 truckloads (7,356 tons or 1,850 cubic yards) of soil and sediment from the site in 2016, and about 1,892 truckloads (41,356 tons or 27,570 cubic yards) for the project to date. 
  • Sediment was removed from the culverts underneath Old Liverpool Road and the CSX railroad tracks.
  • Construction materials, equipment and the site trailer have all been removed from the site.

Upcoming activities in 2017 include:

  • Continuation of monitoring, maintenance and restoration activities throughout the site.
  • Soil cleanup outside of the brook at one private property (apartment complexes) off of Old Liverpool Road.

 Look for updated information as the project comes to a close in 2017 in the “Bloody Brook Voluntary Cleanup Newsletters” posted on this website.

Photo 4- View from onondaga Lake Parkway looking upstream at restored brook and secondary channel. Click on photo for larger view.







HISTORICAL TIMELINE OF INVESTIGATON & CLEANUP

1947 - General Electric (a Lockheed Martin heritage company) opened its doors at Electronics Park.

1993 - The facility became part of Martin Marietta in 1993.

1995 - The facility became part of Lockheed Martin after Martin Marietta and Lockheed merged.

1996 - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), during an environmental investigation of tributaries that flow into Onondaga Lake, detected elevated cadmium levels.  

1996 - Following NYSDEC testing, Lockheed Martin began voluntary environmental investigations.

1997 - Lockheed Martin removed 325 tons of sediment from a 750-foot stretch of the West Branch of the brook closest to the facility.

2001-2007 - Lockheed Martin collected more than 1,000 soil samples further downstream and found elevated levels of cadmium at depths ranging to 15 feet 

2002 - Lockheed Martin entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with NYSDEC.

2005 - Lockheed Martin created a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) that it submitted to NYSDEC

2008 - Lockheed Martin removed sediment from four sets of culverts along the West Branch of Bloody Brook.

2009 - Lockheed Martin assisted with soil removal from properties included in an Onondaga County stormwater drainage improvement project.

2009 - Lockheed Martin submitted a revised RAWP  

2010-2011 - Lockheed Martin and NYSDEC determined that additional soil samples needed to be collected from properties  

2011 - Lockheed Martin submitted a sampling work plan to the NYSDEC which was approved

2013 - Lockheed Martin submitted a revised RAWP to NYSDEC which incorporated the results of the 2011 soil sampling.

2013 - Lockheed Martin collected additional soil samples from some residential properties.

2013 - NYSDEC completed its review of the 2013 revision to the RAWP, and based on its content, developed a Proposed Decision Document

2014 - Tree Removal Work Plan for  2015 Construction Season was released

2014  - NYSDEC issued a final Decision Document which included responses to public comments and the administrative record for the site

2015 - Construction & Restoration Work Plan was released

2016 - Construction & Restoration Work Plan was released

2016 - Tree Removal Work Plan & Waste Characterization Soil Sampling Plan was released


GLOSSARY: View a list of terms commonly used in relation to general environmental remediation efforts that can be found throughout this Web site.

 

ACRONYMS: View a list of nicknames commonly used in relation to general environmental remediation efforts that can be found throughout this Web site.

 



 

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

JILL FONTE,  PROJECT MANAGER JILL.A.FONTE@LMCO.COM