Gas used for cooking, lighting, heating and commercial purposes was manufactured at the Hempstead Intersection Street Manufactured Gas Plant from early 1900’s to mid 1950’s. This plant used coal and petroleum products to create a flammable gas which was piped into the surrounding communities. The production and storage facilities were decommissioned and demolished in the early 1950’s. The by-products of gas production and storage that resulted from site operations are now being addressed through Interim Remedial measures and a Remedial Action Plan approved and being implemented by National Grid under the oversight of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The site is owned by National Grid, which is responsible for the investigation and remediation of the site because it was operated by a predecessor company at the time the contamination occurred.
This website provides information on Hempstead Intersection Street former MGP Site, the remediation projects and opportunities for public participation. National Grid is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment, always seeking ways to minimize the environmental impacts of our past, present and future activities. We hope this website, a part of our public participation and outreach efforts, is helpful and informative. If you need additional information or have suggestions to make our website better, please contact the individuals listed under Contacts.
National Grid will provide updates about work related to the remediation of the Hempstead Intersection Street former MGP Site as the work progresses. The Updates generally describe work recently completed and upcoming work, especially work that may affect normal community activities. A discussion of the work that began in April 2010 is provided immediately below. Archives of reports of this work, as well as of the Interim Remedial Measure completed in December 2008, will be found in the Key Documents section of this website.
Hempstead Intersection Street Former MGP Site -
Week Ending January 31, 2014
The site restoration activities resumed on January 6th after the holiday break. Activities included the installation of fencing along Intersection St, site restoration and grading and the completion of the off-site parking lot which was reopened on January 10th. Contractor demobilization activities continued in January, and the remaining landscaping and grading work will be completed in the Spring of 2014 after the Winter weather ends.
The January 2013 Project Update Fact Sheet was mailed out to the Community to provide a project schedule update and a summary of the ongoing remediation work This Project Update mailing and the finalized Remedial Action Work Plan can also be found in the Key Documents/Major Reports section of this website. A link to the Fact Sheet can be found below.
Since the major construction work has been completed, the web site will only be updated periodically now going forward.