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Brookfield Landfill Remediation

Brookfield Landfill Remediation

Overview

The Brookfield Avenue Landfill is a former municipal solid waste disposal site, where toxic materials were illegally dumped in the 1970s. The project will cover the 132-acre solid waste disposal portion of the site with 2 million tons of soil and an impermeable landfill cap and turn the site into parkland. The remaining acres, a mixture of undisturbed land, forest, wetlands and streams, will require no remediation.

Schedule

The project will be completed in 2018.

Cost

The cost of the Brookfield Landfill Remediation Project is $240 million.

Community Issues

DEP holds monthly meetings with the Brookfield Landfill Citizens Advisory Committee, a board of volunteers that works closely with the department on oversight for the remediation of the Brookfield Landfill. The committee is comprised of representatives designated by Community Board 3 and from the offices of Congressman McMahon, the Staten Island Borough President, the New York State Assembly and State Senate, and the City Council.

Related Documents and Links

  • PR- 143-10 (Press Release - Office of the Mayor) Mayor Bloomberg, Environmental Protection Commissioner Holloway, State Department of Environmental Conservation and Staten Island Officials Break Ground at Brookfield Landfill Remediation Project (04/05/2010)

Reservoir Levels

Current: 76.2%

Normal: 71.8%