Revitalization of the Former Bethlehem Steel Site
(and Part 375 Regulatory Update)
Presented by Stanley Radon, P.G.
NYSDEC Regional Geologist
After many decades of decline, the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna is undergoing a significant transformation. Remediation under New York State's Brownfield and Superfund/RCRA programs are supporting economic development and future public access to the waterfront for the first time in over 120 years! This is a large and geologically complicated site that includes approximately 500 acres of man-made land created by dumping slag, up to 90+ feet in thickness, into Lake Erie. This presentation will discuss the unique history of the site, prior/future remediation, brownfield development projects including several renewable energy projects, a Smokes Creek Basin study, and early plans for a public access area.
Approval for one Professional Development Hour for licensed professionals is pending!
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Stanley Radon P.G., Regional Geologist with over 30 years of experience with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, currently supervises the Divisions of Environmental Remediation, Materials Management, Mined Lands, and Water programs in DEC’s Region 9 Buffalo office. He has been an Adjunct Professor for 20 years at the University of Buffalo. Previous employment includes Earth Dimensions Inc. and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. In addition to being an avid collector of rocks used for landscaping, he spends his free time creating pollinator gardens, hiking, and kayaking.
BA Geology & BS Mathematics - Buffalo State College
MS Geology - Kent State University
Dinner included in price. Please use the registration form to select your meal choice.
5:30-6:30 pm Registration and Social Hour (cash bar)
6:30-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation
Dinner will include salad, rolls, penne pasta, oven-roasted potatoes, snap peas, carrots, Italian sausage, Airline chicken, vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, coffee, tea, and water. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have dietary restrictions.