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Proposed remediation of weapons sites on former Seneca Army Depot land up for comment

Proposed remedies for four military weapon sites on the former Seneca Army Depot land will be the topic of a public information meeting this Thursday.

Hosted by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the meeting will cover what has been done to clean up the areas already, and the agencies’ suggestions for moving forward.

According to the proposed plan, the area affected is in the town of Varick in a conservation and recreational area, adjacent to land that the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency is currently working to lease and eventually sell to Seneca Iron Works owner Earl Martin. Based on years of testing and clean up, the army, EPA, DEC and the state Department of Health are recommending that the four sites, which are mostly in wetlands, be prohibited from developing residential housing, schools or any kind of childcare facility or playground.

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