About the Fulton Municipal former Manufactured Gas Plant Site

Gas used for cooking, lighting, heating and commercial purposes was manufactured at the Fulton Municipal Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) from approximately 1879 through the early 1930’s. Historical records, while incomplete, indicate that two different companies may have operated the plant before it was sold to Brooklyn Union Gas, a predecessor to National Grid. The plant used coal and petroleum products to create a flammable gas which was piped into the surrounding neighborhoods. After the property was sold by Brooklyn Union in the late 1930’s, it was subdivided and now has multiple private owners and uses, including commercial operations and the Thomas Greene Park owned by the City of New York. National Grid 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 the Fulton Municipal former MGP Site, the Remedial investigation of the site, 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.

Site News and Updates

Current Site Status

2018

National Grid is currently working on completion of the 95% remedial design for the bulkhead barrier wall.  The plan is to start construction in 2019.

National Grid - EPA Agreement and Final Remedial Design Process:

In May 2018, National Grid signed an agreement with EPA and is committed to performing remediation activities associated with the former Fulton site.  The company continues to work cooperatively with the EPA and NYSDEC, in close coordination with the City of New York, to manage the scheduling and performance of the various interrelated activities.

Once the decision is made about the CSO tank siting location, the remedial design process would progress.  The timeline will be dependent on the scope of the design and the CSO tank location that is ultimately selected.  The design process will take approximately 12-18 months.  The design process will entail reviewing pre-design remedial data, developing the scope of remedy relative to the CSO tank siting location, followed by a detailed design for implementing the remedy.