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Republic Environmental Systems

EPA Identification Number: NYD000691949
Facility Location:
340-360 Eastern Parkway, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Link to the site map
Facility Contact: Michael Logan, (215) 497-0146
EPA Contact: None
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Case Manager:
Henry Willkie, (518) 402-8594, hjwilkie@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Last Updated: January 2010
Environmental Indicator Status:
Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 2.00 MB, 17 pp] has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control [PDF 3.18 MB, 14 pp] has been verified.

Site Facts

The Republic Environmental Systems (RESNY) facility was located in an area of industrial and commercial properties. The facility was surrounded by a perimeter fence and consisted of two main buildings (Building 1 and Building 2) and a small maintenance building (demolished and removed from the site). The site occupied an area of approximately 100,000 square feet, of which 22,500 square feet were used for hazardous waste management operations.   

RESNY previously operated as a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility. The waste management activities formerly conducted at the facility included the treatment and storage of hazardous and nonhazardous waste. The facility ceased waste treatment operations in May 1993.

Site Responsibility and Legal Instrument

As part of a State Order on Consent, Republic Environmental System (RESNY) agreed to close its facility.  The facility ceased waste treatment operations in May 1993. The final Order was issued in March 1997. Republic Environmental Systems is no longer present at this location. 

Potential Threats and Contaminants

The wastes handled at the facility consisted of metals, cyanide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). When the facility was in operation, there were small releases to the soil and air from the wastewater treatment system. Odor complaints (rotten eggs smell) from local residents were investigated and remediated. Soils were investigated and remediated as part of the Corrective Action.

Cleanup Approach and Progress

Under the Facility Closure Plan, facility closure activities included decontamination of permanent structures (i.e., building floors, walls and ceiling, containment structures) using high-pressure steam and detergent., decontamination and removal of non-permanent equipment and structures (i.e., tanks, filters, piping ducts). Under the approved corrective measures implementation plan, contaminated soils were removed from the Southeastern portion of the facility and from outside the southeast corner of the main building. These contaminated soils were removed and disposed of off-site as hazardous wastes. Since residual contaminant concentrations remain above unrestricted/residential cleanup levels, appropriate institutional controls in the form of deed notices and restrictions were placed to ensure that the site use is limited to industrial purposes.

Final Cleanup Status or Projection

Permit Status

The facility had been operating under interim status for many years before closing. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approved the closure plan for final closure on May 1, 1997. The NYSDEC accepted the closure certification and released the facility from further corrective action requirements beyond the deed on July 6, 2000. 

Site Repository

Copies of supporting technical documents and correspondence cited in this fact sheet are available for public review at:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials
Bureau of Radiation and Hazardous Waste Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7252
For appointment, please call Gary Casper at (518) 402-8594.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) makes its public records available for a review under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

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