GENESEO – The soil that is being removed from beneath Main Street by order of the DEC is being trucked to a treatment facility on 20A, where it is being decontaminated under the eye of the DEC and Labella Engineering.
Geneseo Mayor Richard Hatheway explained that the soil, which was deemed too contaminated to remain under Main Street by the DEC, is being dumped at the treatment site for treatment.
“The soil is being taken to that site and treated, then exposed to the air, and the volatiles will dissipate,” said Mayor Hatheway. “The workers are being assisted and watched over by Lobella Engineering and the DEC. That is what falls under the guidelines that need to be followed.”
The treatment site borders lands protected by the Genesee Valley Nature Conservancy and is near the Genesee River, but the site itself is not protected by the Conservancy.
Mayor Hatheway said that this site is where contaminated soil is supposed to be taken for treatment as per DEC regulations.