Superfund Site:

CORTESE LANDFILL
VIL OF NARROWSBURG, NY

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larisa Romanowski
(518) 407-0400

Remedial Project Manager
Mark Granger
(212) 637-3351

Site Location

Street Address:
SOUTH OF ROUTE 97, VIL OF NARROWSBURG, NY 12764

Background

The 5-acre Cortese Landfill site is located in Narrowsburg, New York. From 1970 to 1981, the John Cortese Construction Company operated the landfill. It received,primarily, municipal wastes. Industrial wastes, including waste solvents, paint thinners, paint sludges and waste oils, were also disposed of at the landfill in 1973. Landfill operations resulted in soil and groundwater contamination with metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are potentially harmful contaminants that can easily evaporate into the air. Cleanup and long-term operation and maintenance of the remedy are ongoing.