|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:59:08 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Howard Hughes to clean up mercury, gas tank from block-sized Seaport lot, " Manhattan, NY|
Howard Hughes to clean up mercury, gas tank from block-sized Seaport lot The developer discovered the remnants of a former thermometer factory and an underground tank that leaked petroleum By Caroline Spivack Curbed NY January 15, 2019 In advance of making development plans for a city block-sized lot in the South Street Seaport, the Howard Hughes Corporation plans to remediate mercury and other hazardous waste from the parcel as part of a state cleanup program. The lot at 250 Water Street—bounded by Peck Slip and Beekman Street to the north and south, and Water and Pearl streets to the east and west—currently functions as a garage, and was snapped up by Howard Hughes in a $180 million deal last June from Milstein Properties, after the latter’s failed efforts to develop the site. Questions swirled for nearly a year over what the high-powered developer has in store for the lot. After preliminary surveys of the land, Howard Hughes has applied for inclusion in the Brownfield Cleanup Program helmed by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, after discovering the chemical remnants of a former thermometer factory—i.e., mercury—and an underground tank that leaked petroleum. … For the entire article, see https://ny.curbed.com/2019/1/15/18183446/financial-district-howard-hughes-vacant-lot-seaport -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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