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Ghost Creek Dump Site


Diesel, Drums


62.210050 & -159.783952

Current Use



5 acres, 75-100 drums

Problem Severity

10, very severe

Redevelopment Plan

Subsistence use

DEC Database

Past Work on Site

First entered YRITWC database in 2006. Past known history on the site is that it is a family residence and they ran a barge line business. in 2007 YRITWC conducted a phase 1 environmental site assessment at the request of the community. In 2008 the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP), after being contacted by YRITWC about the site, conducted a site investigation that resulted in a Step III Site Assessment Report dated May 2009. The Ghost Creek site consists of approximately 300 abandoned surplus military drums, gallon aboveground storage tank, and other debris on a native allotment just north of Holy Cross.  Site does not have confirmed contamination above DEC cleanup levels.


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