2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 06:26:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Griffin Technology site, Farmington, New York
Officials detail cleanup of toxic solvent in Farmington

James Goodman
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)
March 27, 2008

FARMINGTON - State Department of Environmental Conservation officials 
outlined Wednesday night how a Syracuse-based firm that specializes in 
cleaning up brownfields wants to break down remnants of the toxic 
solvent trichloroethene at a site along Route 96.

Almost three quarters of a ton of trichloroethene, or TCE, had been 
dumped on the property of Griffin Technology more than two decades ago 
and, according to the DEC, the contamination levels in groundwater are 
as much as 400 times acceptable levels.

Contamination in groundwater has also spread across Route 96 to the 
property of Wade's Market Center, where TCE levels are as much as 24 
times acceptable levels in groundwater near the road and just above 
acceptable levels behind the supermarket. Soil vapor tests will be 
conducted this spring to determine whether tests inside the supermarket 
are needed.

Wednesday's meeting at Farmington Town Hall focused on plans by S&W 
Redevelopment of North America to make the former Griffin site, which is 
now vacant, usable for business and office space.


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
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