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.

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Update for Week of December 11th 2017

Tie-back Soil Anchor Field Test:

National Grid will be performing soil anchor load testing for the Fulton barrier wall project at the Parcel 6 property located at 242 Nevins Street starting the week of December 11th.  The work is being conducted in conjunction with the EPA’s design review process for the Fulton barrier wall.

The purpose of the test is to confirm the engineering design assumptions that were used for the Fulton Barrier Wall Preliminary Design that was approved by EPA on November 14, 2017.  The work will involve drilling and installation of three tie-back soil anchors utilizing drilling equipment that is similar in size to the drill rigs that have been previously used for the Fulton Remedial Investigation work. The length of the soil anchors for the load testing is approximately 45 feet deep.  Similar anchors will be used to help secure the barrier wall when it is installed. Community Air Monitoring will be performed during the drilling work. 

After completion of the soil anchor installation work, each of the soil anchors will be tested to verify their actual load capacity. The results of the load test program will be used to support the completion of the Fulton barrier wall design.   The anchor load test field work is expected to be completed in December 2017, depending on the weather conditions and other field conditions that may be encountered during the work.