Superfund Site:

LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD
LE ROY, NY

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Michael Basile
(716) 551-4410

Remedial Project Manager
Maria Jon
(212) 637-3967

Site Location

Street Address:
GULF ROAD
LE ROY, NY 14482

Background

The Lehigh Valley Railroad site is located in LeRoy, New York. The area is the location of a chemical spill that resulted from a train derailment in 1970. About 1 ton of cyanide crystals and around 30,000 to 35,000 gallons of trichloroethene (TCE) spilled onto the ground, contaminating soil and groundwater.

The site includes portions of Gulf Road, the former railroad bed and the properties next to the railroad crossing.

The derailment happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 6, 1970.  About 1 ton of cyanide crystals spilled onto the ground.  The cleanup included the removal of the crystals and the overturned ...
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