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
-Degradation of Fish and Wildlife
-Bird or Animal Deformities or
-Degradation of Benthos
-Restrictions on Dredging
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.
Operable Unit 4 (OU4):
Remediate contaminated residenttal sediment east of Operable Unit 2.
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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