1798 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Crown Heights

VCP VOCs "Vapor Intrusion" Brownfield

Auto Zone
Site Description[1] 
Records show this site operated as a gas station from 1951-1978. This site was vacant from approximately 1980 to 1996 when Pep Boys entered the VCP program. In October 1998, the Volunteer transferred title and control of the Site as well as the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement (VCA) to Autozone, Inc. Currently, this site is an Auto Zone retail auto-parts store consisting of a single story building and a parking lot (1798 Atlantic Avenue). Surrounding properties include residential dwellings and commercial buildings. The Boys and Girls High School is located across Atlantic Avenue at 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY. The source of contamination was the gasoline USTÂ’s formerly located in the northeast corner of the property. Since 1996, Preliminary Site Investigation, Remedial Investigation and Remedial Action (cleanup) have been completed. See spill #9605043 Upon completion of the VCA in January 2009, environmental remediation has been completed to the satisfaction of the department.

Summary of Project Completion Dates
Projects associated with this site are listed in the Project Completion Dates table and are grouped by Operable Unit (OU). A site can be divided into a number of operable units depending on the complexity of the site and the number of issues associated with a site. Sites are often divided into operable units based on the media to be addressed (such as groundwater or contaminated soil), geographic area, or other factors.

Site Environmental Assessment
The site has been remediated through the 1997 removal of underground gasoline and fuel oil storage tanks, hydraulic reservoirs, and contaminated soils. Treatment of residual contamination in soils and groundwater was accomplished through the use of Vacuum Enhanced Recovery (VER) and Oxygen Releasing Compound (ORC). A limited amount of gasoline contaminated soil in the northeast corner of the site was not removed to avoid undermining the sidewalk. Groundwater in the northeast corner exceeds standards for BTEX (benzene, tolulene, ethylbenzene, xylenes), but is anticipated to naturally attenuate and meet standards over time. A deed restriction was excecuted on November 5, 2008 by AutoZone Inc., limiting site use to commercial or industrial, and prohibiting groundwater use without treatment.

Site Health Assessment
Contact with contaminants in soil is not expected since any residual contamination at the site is located at depth and the site is paved and/or covered with buildings. Exposure to site-related contaminants in drinking water is not expected since the area is served with public water.

Contaminants of Concern
Type of Waste Quantity of Waste
BENZENE UNKNOWN
ETHYLBENZENE UNKNOWN
TOLUENE UNKNOWN
XYLENE (MIXED) UNKNOWN
  1. DEC Environmental Site Remediation Database.  Site Name: "Atlantic Ave. and Utica Avenue (Crown He".

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