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Restoring the Oswego River AOC

Year Critical Actions
2006

The Oswego River Area of Concern becomes the first American AOC to be delisted. 

Oswego River AOC Delisting Letter


The Oswego River Stage III RAP is finalized following an environmental notice bulletin and 45-day public comment period.

Oswego River Remedial Action Plan Stage III

2002

Most hazardous waste remediation is completed. Locations of remedial action projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Columbia Mills site
  • Volney Landfill
  • Clay Town Landfill
  • Clothier site
  • Fulton Terminals
1998

A two-day Remedial Action Plan workshop is held to gain better understanding of a fish pathology study (1996 RAP) and define future restoration actions. Use impairment indicators are also addressed.

  • Restrictions on fish and wildlife consumption
  • Degradation of fish and wildlife populations
  • Loss of fish and wildlife habitat
  • Eutrophication or undesirable algae
1996

A Remedial Action Plan update is published that includes results of a fish pathology study from 1993-1994.

Oswego River Remedial Action Plan 1996 Update

1995

A water quality study is conducted in which the causes and status of several use impairments are investigated.

1991

Stage II of the Remedial Action Plan is published.

Oswego River Remedial Action Plan Stage II

1990 Oswego River Remedial Action Plan Stage I