285 & 291 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg

brownfield "vapor intrusion" VOCs

291 Metropolitan Ave., LLC
Site Description[1]
This is a new Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application which pertains to 285 and 291 Metropolitan Ave. This site is approximately 0.25 acres in size in an urban area. Surrounding uses are commercial and residential. Directly to the north, across the street from the site on North 4th Street, is a public school. The site consists of an automobile repair facility (former gas station) and a neighboring garage with residential uses on the second floor. The future use for this site is residential and commercial. Suspected and known contaminants are petroleum and metals and MTBE which are impacting the soil and groundwater. This BCP application is currently under review and the Department of Environmental Conservation will determine the application's approval and eligibility.

Site Environmental Assessment
A limited investigation was performed on 291 Metropolitan Ave in October 2006 and spill number 0607903 was assigned. From four soil borings, one soil sample was collected from each. From another two soil borings, two samples were collected from each. From two borings, a grab groundwater was collected in each. The groundwater was contaminated with BTEX compounds and MTBE. Additional investigation will be required to define the extent of contamination.

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
METHYL-TERT-BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) UNKNOWN
BTEX UNKNOWN

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