On Monday, December 11, the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) will begin excavation work at the former Foster's Refrigeration site on Mill Street. They will excavate the contaminated soil, dispose of it offsite, and backfill this month. Capping and restoration will begin in spring 2018. Once that process is complete, the DEC will continue to monitor to ensure that there are no ongoing environmental issues.
Back in 2012, then mayor William Hallenbeck identified this site as the location for a dog park. Today, even with remediation, it is considered too contaminated for a dog park and will most likely be used as a parking area for the proposed trail through the former landfill at the end of North Second Street, connecting North Bay with the Greenport Conservation Area and beyond, and for the proposed North Bay Recreation and Natural Area.
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