2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 20:55:34 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] State building site, Bennington, Vermont
More testing for possible state building site

Bennington Banner (VT)
December 4, 2008

BENNINGTON - Officials say further environmental testing will take place at a downtown building that the state is hoping will house state employees. The building's owners, meanwhile, maintain the building is safe, and will be made safer over the next few weeks to extinguish any lingering doubts.

Brownfields site

The Applejack Real Estate-owned building at 210 South St., former site of the Vermont Country Store's call center, was built on top of a brownfields site — land that may be contaminated by low concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution, but can be reused once cleaned up.

State officials are hoping to use the building to house displaced state employees that were pulled out of the local state office complex on Veterans Memorial Drive in 2007 because of health concerns.

The state learned in June 2006 that at least six past and present employees there had developed the rare disease sarcoidosis. Many other employees had complained of asthma and other respiratory ailments. Workers are now in modular offices on the grounds of the state complex while state officials determine where employees will permanently work.


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Lenny Siegel
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