The site is a former cheese production facility located in a residential/commercial area at 30 Main Street, Ogdensburg, New York. The site is generally bordered by the vacant and commercial land to the north and east; and residential and vacant land to the south and west. The closest residential property lies within 100 feet of the site. The site consists of at least three buildings which were involved in the production of cheese products, until operations ceased in 2011.
The City of Ogdensburg, New York submitted a referral letter to EPA requesting assistance regarding abandoned ammonia cylinders and other containers at the site. The City observed evidence of trespassing and vandalism at the site and installed interim security measures. In addition to the ammonia cylinders at the site, the City observed several drums and containers of caustics, and buckets of waste petroleum products from the former site operations.
EPA is assessing the site for the presence of hazardous materials and coordinating their removal. Additional information is available in the May 2021 Community Update.