The Former Ozone Industries site is located in a mixed commercial/industrial/residential area of the Ozone Park section of Queens. The site is located within a block that is bounded by 99th and 100th Streets to the east and west, and by 101st and 103rd Avenues to the north and south. It is situated beneath an abandoned, elevated Long Island Railroad (LIRR) right-of-way. Former Ozone Industries occupied their 101-32 101st Street complex from 1948 to 1996 and included locations at 101-21 101st Street, 101-32 101st Street, 101-57 100th Street, and several bays beneath the elevated LIRR (as a storage area) across the street west of 101-32 101st Street. All were used in conjunction with the manufacture of aircraft parts and included storage of spent trichloroethene (TCE) (used in de-greasing activities) prior to pickup by their waste hauler. Former Ozone Industries has completed field work for the Site Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS), and the RI/FS Report is currently being produced.
Site Environmental Assessment
A TCE spill and waste TCE storage appear to have resulted in TCE contamination in the groundwater. The site remains a significant environmental threat due to contamination in the groundwater and possibly the soil gas.
Site Health Assessment
Public water, which is mostly obtained from a distant source, is supplied to the area. Two Jamaica Water Company wells are located approximately one mile east of this site, but impacts to these wells are not likely since groundwater flow is toward the south. Soil gas and groundwater samples collected in the area found site related contaminants, but indoor air samples collected in residences found no discernible site impacts. Data, as they become available, will be evaluated to determine the potential for human exposures.
Contaminants of Concern
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