NEW HARTFORD, NEW YORK

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OVERVIEW

In February 2011, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) formally “delisted” a Lockheed Martin cleanup site in New Hartford, N.Y.

The delisting means the site has been removed from the state’s registry of inactive hazardous waste disposal sites. NYSDEC delisted the property after determining that soil contaminants had been removed to meet state residential standards.

The site housed the former S.O.S. Septic Tank Service, which is commonly referred to as the “Scully” site after the Scully family that owned S.O.S.

DISCOVERY

Lockheed Martin assumes responsibility for the site. 

S.O.S. may have deposited liquid waste from a Lockheed Martin heritage operation — the former GE plant on French Road in Utica, N.Y. — on a steep slope that extends to the nearby Sylvan Glen Creek. The GE French Road plant used S.O.S.’s services between 1966 and 1973.

CLEAN UP

Lockheed Martin Corporation acquired the plant through a series of mergers and assumed responsibility for past operations.

  • Between 2005 and 2009, Lockheed Martin removed more than 113,000 tons (3,200 truck loads) of contaminated dirt from the cleanup site.
  • After Lockheed Martin completed the cleanup, NYSDEC oversaw quarterly environmental monitoring for one year to determine that the surface water and groundwater were clean.
  • Results from the monitoring over four consecutive quarters indicated that the surface water and groundwater remained clean and consistently met state standards.

RESTORATION

Lockheed Martin fully restored the creek and valley after the cleanup was completed. Excavated areas were backfilled with certified clean imported soil.

The Corporation seeded grass along the creek and in the upland areas of the site. It removed 300 trees during the cleanup and planted 1,000 trees when restoring the site.

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.


TIMELINE

1966 - 1973 - The GE French Road plant used S.O.S.’s services  

2005 - 2009 - Lockheed Martin removed more than 113,000 tons  of contaminated dirt from the cleanup site

February 2011  - NYSDEC formally “delisted” a Lockheed Martin cleanup site in New Hartford, N.Y.


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

Mékell Mikell,                         Corporate Communications
301-897-6934  Mekell.T.Mikell@lmco.com