Plattsburgh Coal Tar Clean Up

New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) has completed removal of contaminated wastes for an upland area of a former manufactured gas plant on Saranac Street in the City of Plattsburgh. The plant operated from 1896 to 1960, and the contaminants were by-products of gas production. Over 150,000 tons of tar-contaminated soils and over 7-million gallons of contaminated liquids were collected and treated. At this time, proposals are being considered for Phase II of the project which will address contaminated river sediments.