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- Properties in
- Grants Help Municipalities Clean Up Contaminated Sites, Protect Communities and Strengthen Local Economies
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"Part of our commitment to the environment in
The ERP, created in 1996, provides grants to municipalities to reimburse eligible costs at municipally owned brownfield properties to help promote redevelopment, helping to clean up more than 130 sites to date. Funding for the grants is primarily through the State's Hazardous Waste Cleanup Account. By 2009, funding for the program had been exhausted, but under
The grants announced today are the first to use this new funding.
Projects receiving funding in this latest round of grants are:
The Maider Road Waterfront Site was operated as a storage facility for fuel oil and asphalt from about 1940 until 1996. The northern parcel included a dock for unloading barges. Petroleum was transferred to and from the site in part by pipelines which ran from the
The Former Syracuse Rigging Property formerly supported several commercial and industrial operations since at least the 1890s, including a structural steel works, a forge and machine shop, an equipment repair facility, and a paint and varnish supplier. Past operations led to site contamination from the release of petroleum products from bulk storage tanks and piping. The funding will be used to implement DEC's cleanup plan that is protective of public health and the environment by addressing soil and groundwater contaminated by a variety of metals and PAHs.
The Pan American Tannery site is a former tannery, operating from at least 1912 until the mid-1990s, primarily as a re-tanning and finishing facility. The grant will be used to implement the DEC's cleanup plan that is protective of public health and the environment by addressing soil and groundwater contaminated by PAHs, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and metals such as arsenic and copper.