East 173rd Street Works/ Former Gas Plant

Bronx River, New York, NY


Manufacturing Gas Plants were used between the 1800's and mid 1900's before the devlopment of natural gas systems, to convert coal and oil into gas for heating, lighting and cooking. Byproducts of this early production process included contaminants such as tar and purifer wastes.

Official studies of the site began in early June and the field work was completed in August of 2002. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the nature and the extent of contamination present at the site.

Volatile Organic Solvents
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Figagaro Type
Bronx River Art Center
Starting January 2003