This site is located at the corner of Avenue C and 14th street in Manhattan. It is presently occupied by the Stuyvesant Town apartment buildings. The site is the location of former gas purification and storage facilities from the East 14th Street works, which was located across Avenue C at the East River Generating Station (Site 231007). A Site Characterization was completed in early 2004. An RI report was received in April 2007. It was determined that additional investigation was need. Additional RI field work the Stuyvesant Town sites was completed in Fall 2008. A Final RI is expected in early 2009.
Site Environmental Assessment
Additional RI field work the Stuyvesant Town sites was completed in Fall 2008. A Final RI is expected in early 2009. Subsurface soils are contaminated with coal tar, some of which has moved off site through the subsurface. Tar has been encountered leaking into a newly constructed steam tunnel along the west side of the site, and has been found in deep soils to the northeast as well. Although most of the tar contamination is at depths where it will not be encountered during routine subsurface work, some contamination has been found at shallow depths. Con Ed has sent representatives to observe excavations associated with water line rehabilitation to ensure that the soils were properly described and disposed of. An interim SMP is being prepared to establish permanent procedures for dealing with excavated soils in the future.
Site Health Assessment
Public water is provided to the area, thereby preventing exposures to groundwater. Site-related contamination has been found, but it is not available for direct contact. Current data indicate that vapors are not migrating into on-site residential buildings. Additional data will be assessed as it becomes available.