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DEC Seeking Comment On Cleanup Plan For Part Of Former Wickwire Site

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The state has a plan to clean up part of the former site of the Wickwire Brothers wire factory, a landmark on South Main Street in Cortland for more than a century.

It’s now called Noss Industrial Park.

Since 1979, the City of Cortland has owned the inactive, industrial-zoned site. The City conducted an investigation into brownfield contamination with DEC oversight.

The cleanup would include removal of soil in the central-western portion of the site, with clean backfill brought in. Groundwater will be monitored to track the natural breakdown of contaminants.

Use of the site will be limited to commercial use with a site management plan.

The City estimates the cost of remediation at $161-thousand.

The DEC is asking for any comments from the public about the proposed cleanup plan by March 26. You can see the plan at the Cortland Library or on the DEC website.


Public Meeting, Wednesday, 3/7/2018 at 6:00 PM
City Hall, 25 Court Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cortland, New York 13045
NYSDEC invites you to a public meeting to discuss the remedy proposed for the site. You are
encouraged to provide comments at the meeting, and during the 45-day comment period described
in this fact sheet.


Link: DEC Fact Sheet

Link: DEC Environmental Site Remedy

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