Honeywell is making additional progress on the cleanup of Onondaga Lake as it begins collecting new water and sediment samples. The work, which will include nearly 1,000 samples over the next two and a half months, is part of the rigorous scientific planning necessary for future cleanup activities.
Beginning today, crews will install a temporary dock along the southwest shore of the lake near Interstate 690. Honeywell’s engineers and scientists will use the dock during the late summer and fall to collect samples from sediment, groundwater and water from the lake.
“New data will be used in the implementation of the remediation plan to make sure that the remedy protects human health and the environment for the future,” said Honeywell Syracuse Remediation Director John McAuliffe.
Construction is underway on a new groundwater treatment facility in Geddes that will prevent contaminated groundwater from entering the lake, along with the cleanup and removal of contaminated soil at the former Linden Chemicals and Processing (LCP) plant property on Bridge Street.
More information on the Onondaga Lake cleanup is available at www.onondaga-lake-initiatives.com, or call Honeywell at (315) 431-4443.