Drycleaner Site Profiles
Finger Lakes Laundry & Cleaners, Inc., Geneva, New York
|From approximately 1969 to 1989, Finger Lakes Laundry & Cleaners, Inc. operated a laundry and drycleaning business at the site. Releases of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and Stoddard solvent (largely via a dry well) resulted in soil and groundwater contamination. The property was acquired by the volunteer, The Savings Bank of the Finger Lakes, through foreclosure proceedings in April 1989. The bank (now First Niagara) funded the remedial activities described below and is marketing the vacant site for commercial development.|
|Tetrachloroethene (PCE)||groundwater||51,000 ppb|
|Tetrachloroethene (PCE)||soil||330,000 ppb|
|Trichloroethene (TCE)||groundwater||12,000 ppb|
|Trichloroethene (TCE)||soil||1,900 ppb|
|Vinyl Chloride||groundwater||270 ppb|
|Deepest Significant Groundwater Contamination:||15ft bgs|
|Plume Size:||Plume Length: 200ft
Plume Width: 100ft
Plume Thickness: 15ft
|Average Depth to Groundwater:||4ft|
|Interbedded clay and silt (glaciolacustrine deposits)
Depth: 0-11ft bgs
Depth: 11ft bgs
|Requirement No. 1: Treat or remove source area soils
Requirement No. 2: Contain and treat contaminated groundwater.
Requirement No. 3: Assess effectiveness of remedy over time.
Requirement No. 4: Prevent exposure to any residual contamination.
In Situ Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRB)
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Ex Situ Soil Removal
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|Exact and itemized costs were not provided to the State.|
1) A soil gas survey (GoreSorber) was very useful to discern both groundwater and soil hotspots for further investigation.
2) A groundwater low at the west end of the PRB wall (possibly caused by an intercepted sewerline) has induced an interior flow within the wall in a direction parallel to it. Thus, the effective treatment zone is on the order of 100 feet (rather than 2 feet), vastly increasing its expected life and treatment capacity. No replacement is envisioned.
3) A good source removal reduces groundwater concentrations by orders of magnitude.
| James H. Craft
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 8
6274 East Avon - Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-9519
phone: (585) 226-5352
fax: (585) 226-8696