Thirteen municipally owned brownfield sites across the state will receive $8.4 million in NY Works II funding to cleanup and remediate the sites for redevelopment, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The sites are part of the state's Environmental Restoration Program (ERP).
"The cleanup and restoration of brownfield properties such as these are critical to safeguarding public health, protecting the environment and developing community assets that energize the economy and quality of life," Commissioner Martens said. "The funding announced today is made possible by Governor Cuomo and the legislature who have championed the ERP through NY Works funding as a central part of the State budget."
DEC received 13 applications and determined all are eligible for funding. DEC will use the NY Works II funding to complete the 13 ERP remediation projects. Municipalities and DEC will enter into agreements so DEC will undertake the remediation work directly with the municipality paying 10 percent of the project costs.
The NY Works funding allows existing ERP sites to advance beyond the investigation phase and begin cleanup work. The projects include:
Gansevoort/Franklin Street Parcel Site (Albany) -- $90,762
Schuyler Heights Fire District Site (Watervliet) -- $604,836
312 Maple Street Site (Endicott) -- $58,721
Former Hettling Property Site (Clermont) -- $616,738
Foster Refrigeration Site (Hudson) -- $427,000
1318 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo) -- $968,000
Sewall's Island Site (Watertown) -- $695,363
Elmont 546 Hempstead Turnpike Site (Elmont) -- $275,000
Former Rome Cable Site (Rome) -- $1,606,000
26-28 Whitesboro Street (Utica) -- $236,127
Former Brown Manufacturing Site (Syracuse) -- $661,550
Scolite - Upper Hudson River Site (Troy) -- $674,205
Ronkonkoma Wallpaper Site (Ronkonkoma) -- $1,470,000
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