2019 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:07:02 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Hopewell Precision to pay for a fraction of East Fishkill, New York cleanup
Hopewell Precision and former owner agree to $1.2M Superfund payments

by Bill Heltzel
Daily Voice (NY)
July 22, 2019 

An East Fishkill fabricating company and its former owner have consented to paying more than $1.2 million to the federal government for cleaning up an environmental Superfund site in Dutchess County.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman filed a civil complaint and consent orders against Hopewell Precision Inc. and John B. Budd on July 19 in federal court in Manhattan, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Budd and Hopewell Precision admitted responsibility for dumping toxic chemicals into the soil from 1976 to 1980 that contaminated the groundwater and polluted private wells used by 66 homes.

The EPA has spent $22 million since 2003 and expects to spends millions more remediating the environmental damages. The settlements by Budd and Hopewell Precision amount to less than 6% of the costs thus far.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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