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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:10:03 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Roxy Cleaners site , Rensselaer, New York
Pollution control plan offered at former Rensselaer dry cleaners
Developer, state DEC looking at proposal for Rensselaer Roxy site

By Brian Nearing 
Albany Times-Union
April 26, 2017

Rensselaer - The owner of a polluted former Rensselaer dry cleaners will install a system to contain toxic vapors leaking out of the ground under a plan being considered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

New York City-based developer Tim Bayly is looking to redevelop the former Roxy Cleaners, at 800 Broadway, near both the Amtrak train station and a new Hudson waterfront housing development.

DEC is proposing that Bayly be allowed to install a depressurization system and basement vapor barrier system for the property, which is contaminated with tetrachloroethene (PCE, also known as PERC), a known human carcinogen. Excavation or chemical treatment of tainted soil are not suitable solutions to the issue, DEC determined.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
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