OU5 –Culvert 105

Operable Unit (OU) 5 consists of Culvert 105 and Flood Zone, including the Wooded Parcel, and is located in the magenta-colored area in the middle of the map below:

RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Report Volume IV for OU5 was completed and approved by the Regulatory Agencies in 2009 pursuant to the 1991 AOC. A Corrective Measures Study (CMS) was completed in 2011.

A Final Statement of Basis, dated May 2013, was issued by NYSDEC pursuant to the 1991 AOC. The NYSDEC has been implementing the remedy since 2015, which is partially completed.

Current Status

  • FMC will take over the remedy implementation for OU5 south of the canal beginning in 2021, to the extent not yet complete.
  • FMC Corporation has received approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), for field implementation in 2020 of the Pre-Design Investigation Work Plan for the “Culvert 105 Study Area North of the Erie Canal” that includes portions of the Village of Middleport. Click here to see a copy of the Work Plan.