Action is about to begin that will address contamination related to the Former Raeco Products site (“Site”) located at 24 Spencer Street, Rochester, Monroe County under New York’s State Superfund Program. Please see the map for the Site location. The cleanup activities will be performed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).
Remedial activities are expected to begin in July 2022 and last about 16 months. The estimated cost to implement the remedy is $1,220,000. The Site is listed as a Class “2” site in the State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites (list of State Superfund sites). A Class 2 site represents a significant threat to public health or the environment; action is required.
• Access project documents online through the DECinfo Locator:
• Documents also are available at the location(s) identified at left under
“Where to find information.”
Highlights of the Upcoming Cleanup Activities: The goal of the cleanup
action for the site is to achieve cleanup levels that protect public health and the
environment. The key components of the remedy are:
• Upgrades to the existing Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system, which will
expand the system’s treatment area. The purpose of the SVE system is
to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the subsurface.
• Construction of a cover system to allow for commercial use of the Site
in areas where the upper one foot of exposed surface soil will exceed the
applicable restricted commercial use Soil Cleanup Objectives
(SCOs). The cover will be designed to provide a suitable surface for any
traffic or future commercial use at the Site. In areas where a vegetated
soil cover is required, it will be a minimum of one foot of clean soil,
meeting the SCOs.
• An institutional control in the form of an environmental notice is
currently established at the Site. Future institutional controls will
include the recording of an Environmental Easement to control future
land use and to ensure implementation of the Site Management Plan.