NORWICH – A public meeting is being held to discuss the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) upcoming cleanup project targeting off-site locations near a former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site located at 24 Birdsall St. in Norwich.
The public is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Norwich Fire Department 2nd floor conference room. The public is encouraged to provide comments during the meeting, and during the 30-day comment period extending from Feb. 23 through March 25 of 2015.
The former MGP site at 24 Birdsall St. is approximately one acre in size and has a working NYSEG substation is located on the eastern part of the lot. A large part of the lot – approximately 70 percent – is covered in lawn and gravel. Tops plaza is at the north end of the site. The Lackawanna railroad tracks lie directly west of the site.