Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern (AOC)

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EIGHTEENMILE CREEK AREA OF CONCERN (AOC) REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN

Eighteenmile Creek is one of the 43 Area of Concern (AOC) designated by the international Joint Commission (IJC). Of the 43 Area of Concern, 26 are entirely within the United States, 12 are entirely within Canada, and 5 are shared by both nations. These AOCs have one or more Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) that are usually caused by the presence of contaminated sites, and degraded habitat. The development and implementation of Remedial Action Plans will restore and protect the environmental quality of the AOC and the Great Lakes.

Eighteenmile Creek has 5 Beneficial Use Impairments

-Restrictions of Fish and Wildlife Consumption

-Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations

-Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems

-Degradation of Benthos

-Restrictions on Dredging Activities

 

 

Eighteenmile Creek is now a Federal Superfund Site and listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has come up with three operable units

Operable Unit 1 (OU1): Acquire contaminated residential properties in the Creek Corridor and demolition of the former Flintkote Building.

Operable Unit 2 (OU2): Remediate contaminated Industrial and Commercial/Industrial properties in the Creek Corridor

Operable Unit 3 (OU3): Remediate contaminated sediment in the creek from Lockport to the creek discharge at Lake Ontario

 

 

 

Eighteenmile Creek - Great Lakes Area of Concern, Niagara County, NY

 

 

 

HELP MONITOR THE MARSHES OF EIGHTEENMILE CREEK

 

 

 

OTHER GREAT LAKES AREA OF CONCERN

 

 

 

EIGHTEENMILE CREEK IS NOW ON YOUTUBE

 

 

 

THE EIGHTEENMILE CREEK MAPPING DATABASE IS HERE

The amount of data available for the AOC is enormous and almost impossible to disseminate without a tool like a mapping service. If you would like to see a map of previous sampling locations in your area, please contact our office.

 

 

 

 

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