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Endzone excavation finished

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 am

Endzone Industries has completed phase one of the cleanup project at the former Ozone Industries site in Ozone Park.

The stage included the removal and off-site disposal of impacted soil with the completion of an on-site air-monitoring program under the direct supervision of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It began in May.

“We have reached a significant milestone in this project by completing the excavation process,” said Ted Coyle of Endzone Industries.

Endzone financed the removal of soil contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE, a substance linked to some forms of cancer and problems of the central nervous system, from 8 bays below the former Rockaway LIRR viaduct between 99th and 100th streets and 101st and 103rd avenues. The bays were used to store aircraft parts.

The next phase includes installation of a subsurface remediation system, reconstructing the interior of the bays, including the installation of the DEC-approved soil ventilation system with air controls.

That work begins this month.

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