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 was operated from 1970 to 1981 by the John Cortese Construction Company, receiving ,primarily, municipal wastes. Industrial wastes, including waste solvents, paint thinners, paint sludges, and waste oils, were disposed of at the landfill in 1973. Records indicated that an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 drums were buried on the site at that time. In the early 1980s, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation found volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and heavy metals in the ground water and surface water. A municipal water supply well is located about 1,500 feet from the site. Although it ...
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