|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 3 Mar 2019 13:16:43 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "IBM Endicott [New York] cleanup costs mount. One estimate pegs total cost at more than $10M"|
IBM Endicott cleanup costs mount. One estimate pegs total cost at more than $10M by Jeff Platsky Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (NY) March 3, 2019 IBM Corp. has sunk untold millions of dollars into cleaning Endicott's toxic plume, and its liability still has no end in sight. Costs for operating venting equipment - to prevent intrusion of potentially hazardous vapors from underground chemicals into the home or business - in nearly 500 buildings in the village will continue. Other efforts to ensure groundwater is protected from a 40-year-old toxic chemical spill will also proceed, as well as the obligation for further cleanup for the concentration of hazardous materials that remain pooled under the buildings at the former IBM complex. The company is now expected to finance yet another phase of the cleanup effort. The cost is pegged at nearly $8 million, according to documents presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. But the full extent of the expense for mitigation since the cleanup first began in the mid-1980s is subject to speculation. Frank Roma, spokesman for the Endicott stakeholders group that has been monitoring remediation efforts for nearly 20 years, says he has a hunch at the total expense. … For the entire article, see https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2019/03/03/ibm-endicott-toxic-plume-cost/3018697002/ -- 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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