Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update In late April, groundwater samples were collected on site as part of the semi-annual groundwater sampling event required by the Consent Order. These results are shared with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [...]
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update We continue to work on preparing the draft Feasibility Studies (FS) for the site, which are the next major deliverable to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The first FS will cover the [...]
There are no additional environmental or real estate updates since our January post, which can be found here.
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update The revised Remedial Investigation Report (RIR) incorporating comments from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has been submitted to the agency.  We are focusing on the preparation of Feasibility Studies for the [...]
There are no environmental or real estate updates since our November post. We will continue to provide regular updates in 2021. Happy New Year!
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update We have submitted a proposed schedule to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the Feasibility Study. Real Estate Update Our environmental assessments have progressed nicely and we are starting to re-engage various [...]
The Former Texaco Beacon Research Facility Community Advisory Panel met virtually on November 12, 2020 via the Zoom platform. Ed Meyer and Mark Hendrickson delivered the environmental update, including Chevron’s continued progress in moving through the regulatory process. They briefed the group on the results of the Remedial Investigation Report (RIR), which culminated in over [...]
Environmental Update We are revising the draft Remedial Investigation Report (RIR) to incorporate comments from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for submittal in early November. Once the agency accepts the RIR, the next step will be to begin working on the Feasibility Study. Real Estate Update There is no real estate [...]
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update We received draft comments from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on the Remedial Investigation Report. The next step is NYSDEC acceptance of the report, which may occur within the coming months. [...]
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update The Remedial Investigation Report is under review by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health.  Chevron expects to receive comments following agency reviews. Real Estate Update [...]
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update We submitted the revised Remedial Investigation Report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health. It is currently under agency review. Once accepted, a copy of [...]
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update We continue to prepare the revised Remedial Investigation Report for submittal to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health by the June 29, 2020 deadline. Real [...]
Below is a summary of activities during the last month related to the former Texaco Beacon Research Facility. Environmental Update The revised Remedial Investigation Report is being prepared for submittal to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health by the June 29, 2020 deadline. Real Estate [...]
Environmental Update The initial 2020 groundwater sampling event was completed in April.  We are working to finalize the Remedial Investigation Report. Real Estate Update We have had no offers to purchase the property since our last update.  Various people have shown some interest in the site for various uses. It is too early to comment [...]
Environmental Update The Remedial Investigation Report is being revised to address comments received from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health to meet the new May 15, 2020 delivery deadline.  Laboratory results from the Mill Building Sub-slab and Indoor Air Sampling Event conducted in mid-February have been [...]
The Former Texaco Beacon Research Facility Community Advisory Panel met on February 26, 2020 at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall. Ed Meyer and Mark Hendrickson delivered the site environmental update. They also briefed the group on the status of the Remedial Investigation, the Mill Building sub-slab and indoor air sampling and the other environmental activities [...]
The Former Texaco Beacon Research Facility Community Advisory Panel met on August 29, 2019 at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall. The meeting began with introductions followed by a safety moment. Craig Butler and Mark Hendrickson made a presentation to the group regarding the Remedial Investigation. The Remedial Investigation or RI is the culmination of years [...]
The Former Texaco Research Facility Community Advisory Panel met on March 7, 2019 at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall. The meeting began with self-introductions followed by the safety moment. Craig Butler and Mark Hendrickson made a presentation to the group regarding the data collection activities that occurred in the last quarter of 2018, which will [...]
The Former Texaco Beacon Research Facility Community Advisory Panel met on June 13, 2018 at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall. The meeting began with self-introductions and a safety moment. The safety moment dealt with keeping yourself safe during tick season. The primary agenda topic was upcoming site investigation field activities that are proposed for later [...]
The Final Public Forum for Glenham Mills, the former Texaco Research Center in Beacon, took place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall. Approximately 80 participants attended the meeting which focused on discussing the contents of the Charrette Report that will be released to the community in the near future. Developed [...]
On January 31, 2018, the Working Group met at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall to review the draft charrette report summary that will be presented to the larger public in March. This was the fourth and final Working Group meeting. The meeting opened with a safety moment and an outline of the evening’s agenda. The [...]
The third and final community meeting this year for Glenham Mills took place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall. Approximately 80 participants attended the meeting focused on the planning for the future of the site (the former Texaco Beacon Research Center). Connie Hall, Real Estate Consultant with Chevron Land and [...]
Over 80 people attended the Glenham Mills Planning meeting on October 11, at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall as a part of a series of meetings this year which has focused on the planning for the future of Glenham Mills (the Former Texaco Beacon Research Center). With the welcomed additional new people in attendance, a [...]
From September 13 – 16, residents of the Fishkill community participated in an intensive multi-day planning and design exercise.  The goal of this process, the Glenham Mills Charrette, was to bring together community members to generate a cohesive vision for the future of Glenham Mills.  Over the course of the 4 days, over 150 stakeholders [...]
On July 12, 2017, the Working Group met at the Slater Chemical Fire Hall for a preview of September’s charrette agenda and exercises. The meeting opened with a safety moment and an outline of the evening’s agenda. Working Group participants were provided with an update on environmental activities including sequencing of the site remediation, and [...]
The Working Group, a broader set of community stakeholders identified by the Community Advisory Panel, met on May 17, 2017 at Slater Chemical Fire Hall.  The meeting began with a safety moment and an overview of the evening’s agenda. The Working Group is currently in the Fact Finding portion of design charrette process.  The last [...]
CAP meeting, 4/12/17
The Community Advisory Panel (CAP) met on April 12, 2017 at Slater Chemical Fire Hall. This meeting included additional members of a newly formed Working Group, individuals interested in participating in and providing input to the design charrette process who may not have originally been part of the CAP membership. The meeting started in typical [...]
The Community Advisory Panel (CAP) met on March 9, 2017 at Slater Chemical Fire Hall. The meeting started in typical fashion – with a safety moment, site environmental update and key activities since the last meeting. CAP members were introduced to the concept of a design charrette. A design charrette is an intense period of [...]
October 27, 2016 (left to right): Connie Hall - CBRES, Mark Hendrickson - Chevron, Meredith Heuer - Beacon Arts and Education Foundation, and Madonna Smith – Chevron. FISHKILL – Chevron has once again demonstrated its support for the local community by presenting a check for $2,000 to the Beacon Arts Community Association, on behalf of [...]
August 29, 2016 Madonna Smith of Chevron presents James Pavelock of the Glenham Fire District with a check for $5,000. pictured (l to r) Vicky Steele, John Steele, Mark Hendrickson, James Pavelock, Madonna Smith, Doug Zukowski, Tim Strang, and Dave Dross. FISHKILL – Chevron continues its ongoing support of the local community by presenting six [...]
November 11, 2015 Pictured (r to l): Madonna Smith of Chevron presents James Pavelock of the Glenham Fire District with a check for $3,500 to help purchase equipment. FISHKILL – Chevron continues its ongoing support of the local community by presenting two organizations with donation checks immediately preceding the Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting at [...]
November 12, 2013 Chevron presents check to the Village of Fishkill: (L to R) Craig Butler, Dean Schofield - Village of Fishkill Fire Chief, Mike Lawler, Rad Wilson - Village of Fishkill Deputy Fire Chief, and Mark Hendrickson FISHKILL – Chevron continues its support of the local community by presenting three local organizations with donation [...]
October 25, 2013 Chevron presents check to Willa Skinner, Town of Fishkill Historian FISHKILL – Chevron furthered its long-standing reputation for supporting the local community by presenting two local organizations with donation checks immediately preceding the Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting at the Slater Chemical Firehouse in Glenham, NY. Chevron has been a member of [...]
Kristine Coulter • Beacon Free Press May 29, 2013 Texaco retirees Bill Rogers, left, and Gil Darrah, right, took atour of the former site in glenham earlier this month. FISHKILL – Tours of the former Texaco Research Center in the Fishkill hamlet of Glenham were given to Texaco retirees that worked at the facility recently. [...]
Kristine Coulter • Beacon Free Press December 12, 2012 FISHKILL – Building 50, the building most people would associate with the former Texaco site in the Fishkill hamlet of Glenham, has been demolished. "Building 50 served as an administration building and is the building most people are familiar with because of its size and its [...]
Craig Wolf • Poughkeepsie Journal November 6, 2012 FISHKILL – Demolition at the former Texaco research center has moved into a key phase with the knock-down of the main building that has for decades fronted Old Glenham Road and been the face of the bygone center. The future remains yet to be determined for the [...]
Kristine Coulter • Beacon Free Press July 4, 2012 FISHKILL – "Stop logs" were reinstated in the Fishkill Creek, so the creek can once again rise to its natural level. A Chevron officially recently made the update. The project to remove asbestos, tear down more than 40 buildings n the old Texaco Research campus continues. [...]
Susan Campriello • Poughkeepsie Journal July 30, 2011 GlenhamL – Preparation for stabilization work at the Texaco Research Center Dam on the Fishkill Creek has contributed to a drop in the creek's water level, according to officials. Mark Hendrickson, project manager with Chevron Environmental Management Co., said the water level above the dam, which also [...]
July 19, 2011 GlenhamL – Chevron is preparing to perform modifications to a dam located on its Fishkill property in August 2011. The work is being performed to comply with state regulations set by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The project involves the installation of new tie-down anchors to help ensure dam [...]
Craig Wolf • Poughkeepsie Journal January 30, 2011 The credit union building, forefront, and the administration building were part of the Texaco Research Center in Glenham. The center closed in 2003.(Lee Ferris/Poughkeepsie Journal)   Glenham – A local college student is playing an important role this summer in assisting with the detection and environmental clean [...]
Rich Flaherty • Southern Dutchess News August 11, 2010 Kim Hayden working at a monitoring well on former Texaco Research Center Beacon, as part of the soil and water remediation on the property. -- photo courtesy of Chevron-Texaco   Glenham – A local college student is playing an important role this summer in assisting with [...]
Kristine Coulter • Southern Dutchess News June 2, 2010 Glenham – Representatives of Chevron Corporation held a public information forum at Slater Chemical Firehouse on Tuesday, May 25 for three-hours. Residents were able to ask questions about the on-going work at the former Texaco Research Center site located in Glenham. Mark Hendrickson is the project [...]
Kristine Coulter • Southern Dutchess News June 2, 2010 GlenhamL – Work has begun at the former Texaco Beacon Research Center in Glenham, a hamlet of Fishkill. Chevron officials held a two-and-a-half-hour open house and public information session for residents at the Slater Chemical Firehouse last week. The asbestos removal process has begun, according to [...]
Susan Campriello • Poughkeepsie Journal May 30, 2010 The administration building at the Texaco Beacon Research Center. Workers will begin tearing down 43 of the campus's 64 buildings in early June. Work will start with the textile-mill building on the south side of the campus. / Darryl Bautista/Poughkeepsie Journal   Glenham – The red-brick buildings [...]
Susan Campriello • Poughkeepsie Journal May 24, 2010 Glenham – Most of the roughly 60 buildings at the former Texaco Beacon Research Center will be demolished by the end of the year, according to Chevron Environmental Management Company's Mark Hendrickson. Hendrickson told Beacon and Fishkill residents during a project open house residents Tuesday at the [...]
By Kristine Coulter – Staff Writer April 21, 2010 Fishkill – Glenham residents came out to an informational meeting to hear about and voice their concerns regarding Chevron’s plans for the former Texaco site. Building removal, according to officials, will begin later this month. Forty-three of the 64 buildings on the site will be taken [...]
Michael Woyton • Poughkeepsie Journal April 18, 2010 Fishkill – Work will soon begin at the former Texaco Beacon Research Center to demolish buildings so contamination at the site can be assessed and removed. Mark Hendrickson, project manager for Chevron Environmental Management Co., said 43 of the site's 64 buildings will be taken down to [...]
By Melina Makris • Southern Dutchess News April 14, 2010  
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