2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS: Air Force Plant 51, Greece, NY
[Does anyone know why this site is not being treated as a Formerly Used Defense Site? - LS]

Greece polluted site remains uncleaned

Steve Orr
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (NY)
October 20, 2009

Eight years after agreeing to clean up contamination at an old shipyard and military plant on Dewey Avenue in Greece, the property owner has given up, leaving New York state with the task of overseeing remediation of the heavily polluted site.

Longtime Greece residents remember the huge building at 4777 Dewey Ave. as the Odenbach Shipbuilding Co. In the 1950s, the structure became Air Force Plant No. 51, where bomber and missile-related equipment was manufactured.

The property has been owned since the early 1960s by the family of Louis Atkin, a scrap-metal dealer.

Despite cleanup efforts by Atkin and others, high concentrations of chemicals remain in soil and underground water.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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