GENESEO – As contaminated soil removal continues as part of Geneseo’s Main Street project, another gas tank has been discovered at the site of an old Ford dealership on Main Street, bringing the total to five so far.
Removal of the tanks began at about 10:20 a.m. on Monday, and as of 1:20 p.m. two 2,000 gallon tanks have been removed.
Sam Nardozzi with Nardozzi Paving said that the first tank was about half full of petroleum contaminants when it was unearthed, and the contaminants are being pumped out before the tanks are moved.
At the time the soil removal project was planned, it was thought that there could be two or three fuel tanks under the ground near 57 Main Street. Two have already been removed, and three more tanks have been discovered so far at the site.
The DEC has mandated that the dirty dirt be removed to a treatment site on 20A, on Village property neighboring farmland that is part of the Genesee Valley Conservancy.
The DEC and LaBella Engineering are overseeing the removal of contaminants.