149 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


brownfield, CVOCs, VOCs, "Vapor Intrusion"

Site Description[1] 
Site Location: The site is located at 149 Kent Avenue in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, Kings County. It is along the north side of 5th Street between Kent and Wythe Avenues and is 0.92 acres in size. Site Features: An existing warehouse encompasses the property, and the property is currently vacant. Current Zoning/Uses: The current use of the site is commercial, and it is located in an M1-2/R6A mixed use district. The subject property was assigned a NYC E-designation as part of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Rezoning. Historical Uses: The site operated as a rail terminal for approximately 100 years prior to becoming a warehouse in 1988, with two to three tracks over time. The site has a recently listed large quantity generator ID NYR0001600242, which was related to the disposal of investigation-derived waste. Site Geology/Hydrology: United States Geological Survery reports indicate the depth of the bedrock is expected to be approximately 100 feet below ground surface. Based on local topography, groundwater most likely flows in the west-southwest direction toward the East River, located approximately 500 feet from the subject site.

Site Environmental Assessment

Nature and Extent of Contamination: a) contaminants - Based upon investigations conducted to date, the primary contaminants of concerns for the site include tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), lead, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). b) areal/depth extent - from the limited investigations performed by AKRF (2008) and Roux (2009) the area and depth of the contamination has not been determined yet. c)concentrations - The PCE concentrations in soil ranged from non-detect to 78,000 ppm; lead ranged from non-detect to 12,000 ppm. The PCE concentration in groundwater ranged from non detect to 72,000 ppb; the PCE concentration in the subslab soil gas was determined to be as high as 95,000 micrograms per cubic meter.

Site Health Assessment
Information submitted with the BCP application regarding the conditions at the site are currently under review and will be revised as additional information becomes available.

Contaminants of Concern

Type of Waste Quantity of Waste

  1. DEC Environmental Site Remediation Database.  Site Name: "149 Kent Avenue".




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