The former APEX Tool site on Cortland’s East side has been a sight for sore eyes for years since the closure of the facility back in 2015. Since then, company’s have come in, taken what they wanted, and then left. What remained was debris that was not only unsightly to see, but potentially dangerous.
On Monday, August 15th the Cortland County BDC / IDA began the cleanup of the former site. Nearly nine acres of the property is covered with thousands of tons of construction debris and demolition materials.
Crews from Gorrick construction out of Binghamton began to stage and prep the site. The work is planned to take about two weeks and Gorrick will haul out a large quantity of material to the County Landfill for disposal.
After this $400,000 phase is completed the Cortland County Industrial Development Agency with partnership with the City of Cortland will then conduct testing on the site to determine if there is a presence of underground contaminants.
If any contaminants are identified the IDA will then work with the State of New York and Federal Government for resources to fully remediate the site for future development.