2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:04:58 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Rochester and Brighton, New York
DEC addressing toxic spills

Steve Orr
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)
March 10, 2008

Costly taxpayer-financed plans to address toxic-chemical contamination 
in residential pockets of northeast Rochester and central Brighton will 
be detailed at separate public meetings this week.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled a 
meeting for Tuesday evening to discuss a $1 million proposal to remove 
tainted soil and take other steps to address contamination at a 
now-closed business at Fernwood and Portland avenues in northeast Rochester.

The DEC first learned in 2000 that Preferred Electric Motors had spilled 
solvents and other potentially harmful materials in the course of its 
work refurbishing electric motors. Trichloroethene (TCE), 
tetrachloroethene (PCE) and other solvents are contaminating groundwater 
near the former business, prompting the state to install ventilation 
systems in two homes to guard against the build-up of toxic vapors.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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