Meeting to address coal tar contamination in Granville

T he Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a plan to fix a former manufactured gas plant(MGP) site and will welcome public comment next month.

A two-year investigation found that subsurface soil and groundwater beneath the 10-acre site have been contaminated by coal tar, which migrated from the former MGP.

This contamination migrated through a gravel layer 10 feet below the ground surface, and coal tar spread to the north, under approximately 4 acres of the NYSEG property and to the west [...]

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