57-77 Rust Street, Maspeth, Queens, NY 11378

Maspeth

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M&A Linens
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Site Description[1]
The former Maspeth Substation site is located at 57-77 Rust Street in the Maspeth section of the Borough and County of Queens, New York 11378 and denoted as Tax Lot 1 in Block 2676 on the Tax Map of the City of New York, Queens County. The Site is located in a mixed residential and industrial area. There is a one story structure on the site and an open yard. The Site is bordered by 2 story residential homes on the north, by 58th Street on the east, by Rust Street on the west, and by the 58th Avenue on the south. The Site was formerly an electrical substation which housed transformers and other PCB-containing equipment. Operations ceased in 1988 and the property was sold in 1996. The site is currently owned by M&A Linens and is used for textile storage. Site investigations have been completed at the site. The Volunteer has submitted and the Department has approved a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) which involves excavation and removal of contaminated soil and groundwater to a depth of up to 30 feet below grade. Contaminated media has been removed and properly disposed off-site. Implementation of the RAWP began in March 2005. As of this update the on-site soil removal has been completed. In addition, limited excavations have been completed on off-site properties along the north boundary of the site to remove small areas of soil contamination.

Site Environmental Assessment
Site investigations conducted at the site revealed the presence of petroleum (transformer oil) contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in both soil and groundwater. Residual PCB-containing free-phase product was detected in groundwater (approximately 15 to 17 feet below grade). Laboratory analytical data reports the maximum concentration of PCBs (Aroclor 1260) at 328 ppm. An Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) consisting of excavation and removal of PCB-contaminated surface soil took place prior to the sale of the property in 1996. An additional IRM consisting of removal of PCB-contaminated oil from monitoring wells on site began in October 1999 and contuinued through 2003. Con Edison submitted and the Department approved a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) which involves excavation and removal of contaminated soil and groundwater to a depth of up to 30 feet below grade. Implementation of the RAWP began in March 2005. As of this update the on-site soil removal has been completed. In addition, limited excavations have been completed on off-site properties along the north boundary of the site to remove small areas of soil contamination.

Site Health Assessment
Contaminated soil has been excavated and disposed of off-site and remaining contaminated soil lies at depth. The site is completely fenced-off; therefore, human exposure to soil is unlikely. Exposure to groundwater is unlikely since the area is served by public water. Additional investigations are being performed to determine the potential for off-site impacts.

Contaminants of Concern
Type of Waste Quantity
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB) UNKNOWN

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