US EPA Announces $10 Million For A Clean-Up in Chenango County
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week a $10 million cleanup of contaminated soil is to begin this month in the Chenango County Town of Lincklaen.
The clean up involves the former Solvent Savers site chemical waste recovery facility on Union Valley Road. The company operated there from 1967 to 1974, operators processed industrial solvents and other wastes. The company buried liquids, solids, sludge, and drums of waste at several areas at the site. The site was declared hazardous and eligible for a Superfund clean up back in 1993.
The EPA has already cleaned up some of the worst pollution at the site, one hundred and sixty drums buried on-site were excavated and removed. Soil was also removed.
The next round of clean-up will address soil contaminated with PCBs, the EPA is also reviewing a work plan to build a system to treat the contamination in the ground water.
The clean-up is being paid for by the companies or successor companies that sent chemicals to the site for processing including American Locker Group, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, General Electric, International Business Machines, Pass & Seymour Corporation and the United States Air Force.
A meeting will be held at 7pm on September 28th at the Lincklaen Town Hall to outline the clean-up plan and to address questions.