Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LOVE CANAL
NIAGARA FALLS, NY

Cleanup Progress

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Cleaning up Superfund sites is a complex, multi-phase process. Learn more:

Site-Wide Milestones

Milestone Date(s)
Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation Completed 08/01/1982
Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation Completed 08/01/1982
Proposed to the National Priorities List 12/30/1982
Finalized on the National Priorities List 09/08/1983
Remedy Selected 04/01/1982
Final Remedy Selected 05/15/1991
Remedial Action Started 07/12/1982
Construction Completed 09/29/1999
Deleted from National Priorities List 09/30/2004
Most Recent Five-Year Review 01/15/2014
Site Ready for Reuse and Redevelopment 12/14/2010

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Cleanup Schedule by Operable Unit

During cleanup, a site can be divided into a number of distinct areas depending on its complexity. These areas, called operable units (OUs), may address geographic areas, specific problems, or areas where a specific action is required. Examples of typical operable units include construction of a groundwater pump and treatment system or construction of a cap over a landfill.

Milestone OU Start Date Completion Date OU ID
Removal OU 00 - SITEWIDE 12/11/1980 01/06/1981 00
Five-Year Review OU 00 - SITEWIDE 01/15/2014 00
Five-Year Review OU 00 - SITEWIDE 09/29/2008 00
Five-Year Review OU 00 - SITEWIDE 09/30/2003 00
Combined Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 09/30/1981 04/01/1982 01
Record of Decision OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 04/01/1982 01
Remedial Design OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 09/30/1981 08/16/1982 01
Remedial Action OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 07/12/1982 01/15/1985 01
Remedial Action OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 09/26/1991 09/30/1993 01
Long-Term Response Action OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 07/31/1984 06/30/1990 01
Operation and Maintenance OU 01 - SITE EVAL/DISP 06/30/1990 01
Combined Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 07/12/1982 05/06/1985 02
Record of Decision OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 05/06/1985 02
Remedial Design OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 03/15/1985 12/15/1985 02
Remedial Design OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 03/29/1985 04/15/1987 02
Remedial Design OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 05/23/1986 04/01/1988 02
Remedial Design OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 06/28/1985 09/26/1990 02
Remedial Action OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 03/29/1985 02/15/1987 02
Remedial Action OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 03/29/1985 11/30/1987 02
Remedial Action OU 02 - SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM 06/26/1987 10/26/1989 02
Combined Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study OU 05 - THERMAL TREATMENT 01/15/1986 10/26/1987 05
Record of Decision OU 05 - THERMAL TREATMENT 10/26/1987 05
Remedial Design OU 05 - THERMAL TREATMENT 06/01/1989 10/15/1990 05
Remedial Design OU 05 - THERMAL TREATMENT 12/31/1987 12/31/1989 05
Remedial Action OU 05 - THERMAL TREATMENT 01/14/1997 03/31/2000 05
Combined Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study OU 06 - 93 RD STREET SCHOOL 09/28/1984 09/26/1988 06
Record of Decision OU 06 - 93 RD STREET SCHOOL 09/26/1988 06
Remedial Design OU 06 - 93 RD STREET SCHOOL 09/30/1988 07/18/1991 06
Remedial Design OU 07 - HOME MAINTENANCE 02/09/1987 02/01/1988 07
Remedial Action OU 07 - HOME MAINTENANCE 02/09/1987 09/30/2003 07
Remedial Action OU 08 - PROPERTY AQUISITION CAG 06/26/1987 09/30/1996 08
Feasibility Study OU 09 - 93RD STREET SCHOOL 05/15/1991 05/15/1991 09
Remedial Action OU 09 - 93RD STREET SCHOOL 06/28/1991 09/28/1992 09

DISCLAIMER: The data on this page are derived from the Superfund Enterprise Management System and are solely for informational purposes. The data cannot be relied upon to create any substantive or procedural rights or requirements enforceable by any party in litigation with any member of the public, states, tribes, the United States or any federal agency. EPA reserves the right to change these data at any time without public notice.

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