Jan 19, 2022, 7:37 am

Hooker (Hyde Park) Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) Site

EPA Identifier: NYD000831644
CERCLIS ID: NYD000831644
43.131111, -79.036669

Niagara Falls, NY

Final Date: 19830908

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Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Hooker's Hyde Park landfill covers 16 acres in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, only a few blocks east of a 500-home residential community. About 80,000 tons of chemical wastes were dumped at this site, owned by Occidental Chemicals Corp. (OCC--formerly known as Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corp.). The wastes include hexachlorocyclo-pentadiene (C-56), trichlorophenols, and chlorinated benzofluorides.

Monitoring data show that surface water and ground water have been contaminated by wastes leaching from this landfill. Dioxin has been found in the sediment taken from Bloody Run Creek, which drains the site. This creek runs through the residential community and discharges into the Niagara River gorge.

On January 19, 1981, the Federal and State Governments and OCC signed a Consent Decree. This agreement, which became effective on July 1, 1982, specifies the process by which OCC will remedy the problems at the site, maintain these remedies, and ensure that they remain effective.

Status (July 1983): Hooker is currently implementing the measures specified in the consent agreement.