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Do You Have Concerns about the Hazardous Waste Cleanup?

State officials prepare to begin cleanup of Oser Avenue plume, which affects groundwater supplies, in August.

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has set a time frame to . Traces of tetracloroethene have been found in local soil and groundwater, including Stump Pond. 

Sands Textile Corporation, a textile manufacturer who leased 100 Oser Ave. from 1975 to 1985, used tetracloroethen, also known as PCE, to dry clean different textiles. It disposed of the chemical into two aboveground storage tanks and two below ground fuel oil tanks, which are believed to have leaked.

Mild exposure to PCE can cause skin irritation while workers in job that use PCE may longterm may suffer nervous system damage, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's website under the U.S. Department of Health and Human services. The agency states the health effects of breathing in air or drinking water with low levels of PCE is unknown.  

Now DEC officials have hired a contractor who will move in to . It will be a gradual process that involves drilling more sample wells and on-site chemical treatment of the hazardous waste will be done at 100 Oser Ave., as well as the two adjacent properties, 90 Oser Ave. and 110 Oser Ave through 2015. 

We'd like to ask: Are you concerned about the hazardous waste and its cleanup? Have you or your family been affected over the past 27 years by the hazardous waste?

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