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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:56:32 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Ithaca Falls parkland and Ithaca Gun site, Ithaca, New York
Ithaca Gun lead may halt inlet work

Inlet Island development hinges on parkland trade

By Krisy Gashler
Ithaca Journal (NY)
July 30, 2008

ITHACA - Proper cleanup of Ithaca Falls could impact development possibilities at more than just Ithaca Gun.

Development on Inlet Island could also depend on whether the city is able to fully remediate the area around the former gun factory, because the city bought the Ithaca Falls land to act as substitute parkland for the land they wanted to develop on Inlet Island.

But New York State's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation never accepted the Ithaca Falls property as parkland because of its extensive lead contamination, Finger Lakes Regional Director Tim Joseph said Tuesday.


For the entire article, see


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