Erie Canal remediation effort underway in Lockport

NYSEG: Contaminated soil being removed near downtown area.

LOCKPORT – Crews began to remove contaminated soil from a section of the the Erie Canal that runs through the City of Lockport earlier this week.

The New York State Electric and Gas Corp., which has contracted the job, is helming the excavation of at least 800 cubic yards of material from the canal near its La Grange Avenue electrical substation.

Work is expected to last until April, according to Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman with NYSEG. The job is being overseen by the DEC, which ordered the work as part of effort to address areas where manufactured gas plants once operated. Ortiz did not provide the company which had been hired to perform the work.


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