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Physical Hazard Mitigation and Site Closer

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Former Sampson Air Force Base, Romulus, NY

Contract # W912WJ-12-C-0015

Sampson State Park is a New York State Park located on the coast of Seneca Lake. This park occupies a 2000 acre site that was once an US Air Force and Navy Training Base.  The facility was originally constructed In 1942 by the US Navy and was named after Rear Admiral William Thomas Sampson. After the Korean War, the base was closed and turned over to New York State, which in turn began to turn the area into a State Park. The facility is now operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation and is a popular family camping and boating area.

When the Department of Defense turned this site over to New York State, they did not remove all of the facilities on the site.  The Physical Hazard Mitigation and Site Closure project at Sampson State Park in Romulus, NY consists of demolishing a previously abandoned waste water treatment plant (WWTP) and Incinerator located at the site. The scope includes the removal of the abandoned buildings and the associated underground structures, as well as the removal and disposal of thousands of cubic yards of construction debris that had been dumped on the sites for decades. The project also includes the excavation and removal of contaminated soils at the Incinerator and WWTP sites.

When this project is completed, the project sites will be free of hazardous material, the abandoned buildings and other physical hazards will be removed, and this lake view site will be available for use by the visitors to Sampson State Park.