Working with hundreds of Central New Yorkers, Honeywell has cleaned up former factory sites, enhanced the lakeshore and surrounding areas with native plants chosen with input from the community, and completed dredging in November 2014, a year ahead of schedule. Capping was completed in December 2016 and habitat restoration, a major focus of the cleanup, was completed in 2017. Honeywell is implementing a comprehensive monitoring and maintenance program under the oversight of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the remedy meets the long-term objectives outlined in the cleanup plan.
The progress that has been made is due in large measure to the talent, creativity, and dedication of so many who reside and work in the local community – from the regulators and elected officials to the academic, environmental, nonprofit and business communities to Honeywell’s partners and workers.
The Central New York community has important ties to Onondaga Lake. Hundreds of people who live and work in the area have had an opportunity to be part of the cleanup and revitalization of Onondaga Lake. In cooperation with local partners Parsons, OBG and Anchor QEA, hiring and purchasing are done locally wherever possible. In addition to being part of Central New York’s diverse and highly skilled labor force, local people bring a special sense of pride and commitment to the important work of achieving a sustainable and successful lake cleanup. It is with the cooperation, participation, and vision of an entire community – inspired by hope and progress – that we are able to help rebuild this essential ecosystem.
For more information regarding employment opportunities, please contact Parsons or OBG: