Location: The former Belmont Avenue Holder Station site is located at 290 Belmont Avenue in Brooklyn, New York in Kings County. Site Features: An operating electrical substation (Con Edison Brownsville Station) currently occupies the site. An associated parking area, a construction materials storage lot and two vacant lots make up th rest of the site. The site is 1.03 acres in size. Current Zoning/Use: The site is currently active (electrical substation), and is zoned for light manufacturing and commercial applications. The surrounding parcels consist of both commercial and residential applications. The nearest residential area is 0.2 miles west of the site. Historical Use(s): Manufactured gas storage and distribution operations began prior to 1887 and continued until approximately 1960. A gas holder operated on the site from at least 1908 to 1950, according to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. The substation was constructed in the early 1970's. Site Geology and Hydrogeology: The regional geology under the site consists of a fill layer, glacial deposits, Gardiners Clay and finally bedrock at depth. Groundwater flow is assumed to be to the southeast. Site Environmental Assessment
Prior to Remediation: The Site Characterization investigation is delayed pending access. Site Health Assessment
The NYSDOH will evaluate the potential for impacts to public health from exposure to site contaminants once sufficient information from the investigation of the site becomes available for review.
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