Davis St. and Jackson Ave., Queens, New York, NY

Long Island City

brownfield, VOCs, "Vapor Intrusion"

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Site Description[1] 
Location: The site is comprised of an entire city block, and is bounded by Jackson Avenue to the north, Davis Street to the east, Crane Street to the west and Long Island Railroad tracks to the south in Long Island City. It is identified on the local Tax Maps as block 86, Lots: 1,6, 7, 8, 22 and Block 72, Lot 80. Site Features: The site is 2.92 acres in size. It currently occupied by twelve one- to five-story buildings and two parking lots. Two 550-gallon and one 6000-gallon inactive aboveground storage tank were present in the basement of the building. One 1080 gallon fuel oil tank were also present at the site. Current Zone/Use: The generally used at the site included clothing manufacturing/distribution, residential, artist spaces, warehouse storage for street vendor carts, and other commercials uses. Historical Use: The site was developed around the late 1800’s and has been primarily provided manufacturing, warehousing, and other commercial uses with some residential space at the north end of the block. Occupants included a brass foundry, northeast portion of the block from around 1915, water meter manufacturing, located around the west side of the block from around 1898 up to 1970 with machine shop and independent power plant, utility warehousing, food warehouse, and plumbing warehouse. Site Geology and Hydrogeology: Soil at the site consist of a layer of fill material to approximately five feet below grade underlain by layers of fine to medium silty sands and silt. Groundwater is approximately 10 below grade surface and flows toward east-Northeast.

Site Environmental Assessment
Nature and Extent of Contamination: Based on investigations conducted to date at the site, known contaminants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), metals are present in the subsurface. These contaminants are impacting soil. Soil: Soil sample results from phase II investigation indicated that VOCs (primarily xylene, Actone, and n-propylbenzene) were detected in soil exceeding their respective unrestricted use soil cleanup objective (UUSCOs). Xylene was detected at 0.495 mg/kg, Actone at 0.056 mg/kg, and n-propylbenzene at 11.9 mg/kg in soil sample. Heavy metal detected in Soil samples with concentration execeeding UUSCOs included Cadmium, Chromium, Cooper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc. Concentration of total lead detected range from 69 mg/kg to 2090 mg/kg. Groundwater: No groundwater is available Soil Vapor: No soil vapor data available.

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
ACETONE UNKNOWN
CADMIUM UNKNOWN
COPPER UNKNOWN
LEAD UNKNOWN
XYLENE (MIXED) UNKNOWN
  1.  DEC Environmental Site Remediation Database.  Site Name: "Former Neptune Meter Site".

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