The 15-acre site was used from 1953 to 1975 to dispose of approximately 80,000 tons of chemical waste, including dioxin. The site was added to the Superfund list in 1983.
Ground water is sampled quarterly and the EPA reviews quarterly and annual sampling reports to determine that the cleanup goals have been met. An environmental easement that imposes restrictions on the use of the property to prohibit building or any other activity that could potentially damage the cap was placed on the property in 2010. The EPA has concluded that the cleanup work has been effective and that the site can now be taken off of the Superfund list.
The Hyde Park Landfill will continue to be monitored by EPA and remains eligible for cleanup work in the event that a change in site conditions should warrant such an action.
A Notice of Deletion was published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013. The deletion of Hyde Park makes a total of four sites in Niagara County that have been deleted from the Superfund list. Previously, the Love Canal, 102nd Street landfill, and Niagara County Refuse sites were removed from the list after successful cleanups were conducted.
Information on the Hyde Park Landfill site can be found at the EPA’s website for the project at http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/hookerhydepark/.
If residents have questions about the site, they can contact Community Involvement Coordinator Michael Basile at (716) 551-4410 or at basile.michael @epa.gov.