2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:56:13 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Ithaca Gun, Ithaca, New York
TCE found in groundwater at Ithaca Gun
DEC official says exposure not a risk, more testing needed

By Krisy Gashler
Ithaca Journal (NY)
February 28, 2008

ITHACA - Groundwater testing at Ithaca Gun has identified the presence 
of TCE above the standard established by the state Department of 
Environmental Conservation.

Samples were taken from three groundwater monitoring wells on the 
property in November 2007, said Mary Jane Peachey, a DEC engineer. Two 
of the three samples registered trichloroethylene, or TCE, readings 
above the state's groundwater standard of 5 parts per billion: one 
location between the factory and the smokestack was 152 ppb; one 
location near the smokestack was 98 ppb.


City planners, property owner Fall Creek Redevelopment and developers 
Travis & Travis were recently awarded a $2.3 million state Restore NY 
grant to demolish the dilapidated gun factory. The city also hopes to 
receive an Environmental Restoration Program grant to remediate soil 
around the factory that is heavily contaminated with lead.

If a cleanup is successful, the developers plan to rebuild the site with 
33 high-end condos and a public walkway from Lake Street to the gorge 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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