Community Health and Safety
Comprehensive efforts to protect the public's health and safety are an important part of the work to restore Onondaga Lake. Health and safety plans are reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health and are incorporated into every stage of the restoration. These plans include management and monitoring that exceed government requirements and industry standards.
In 2010, we began the construction of the area that will hold material removed from the lake and the water treatment plant. A Community Health and Safety Plan describes the protective measures that were taken during this construction. A separate Health and Safety Plan was developed for lake cleanup operations. Air Monitoring results are available here.
The lake dredging and capping project was designed to reduce or eliminate hazards (enclosed pumping system, double containment pipeline, and industrial-strength geotextile tubes). Honeywell also has coordinated with local emergency responders for seamless integration in the unlikely event of an incident.
We do our work in a way that protects health and the environment and causes the least disruption to the local community. If you would like more information, please contact Craig Milburn at 315.552.9784.