2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 08:28:04 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Preferred Electric Motors, Rochester, New York
Site's cleanup draws little interest

Steve Orr
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)
March 12, 2008

Barring a flood of public comments, state environmental officials could 
decide early next month on a cleanup option for a site in northeast 
Rochester where soil and groundwater are contaminated with toxic solvents.

And judging by attendance at a public meeting on the site Tuesday 
evening, a flood of further comments is unlikely. "It's sad in the 
neighborhood - there's just no interest," said Sue Buehner, one of two 
or three citizens who attended the meeting in the library at School 36.

The session focused on problems at 42 Fernwood Ave., a small commercial 
building where Preferred Electric Motors reconditioned motors from the 
early 1950s until the business closed eight years ago. In the process, 
the company spilled or dumped toxic solvents, including trichloroethene, 
or TCE.


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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