2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:40:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION, REUSE: Griffiss AFB (NY) land deplisted
EPA removes Griffiss land from Superfund list

Utica Observer-Dispatch (NY)
March 23, 2009

More than 2,800 acres of land at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park are ready for development after the Environmental Protection Agency removed them from its list of significant hazardous waste sites.

The step, which occurred Friday, is a major milestone that could help officials better promote the property, officials said.

"This removes a huge marketing impediment from the area, and opens up the area to many more possibilities in terms of growth," said Steve DiMeo, president of Mohawk Valley EDGE, a Rome-based economic development agency for Oneida and Herkimer counties. "That label is like the scarlet letter."

The EPA removed 2,900 of the 3,552 acres at the former Air Force base from the National Priorities List, a list of hazardous waste sites eligible for cleanup funding under EPA's Superfund program.


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Lenny Siegel
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