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Remedy for Seneca Army Depot cleanup discussed

The preferred remedy for cleaning up four old munitions disposal sites at the former Seneca Army Depot is to implement land-use controls.

That means future use of those sites, which amounts to about 175 acres, would not allow residential housing, elementary or secondary schools, childcare facilities or playgrounds.

In addition, recognition and safety training for explosives will be required for any new owners of those four sites, according to Randy Battaglia, project manager and depot environmental coordinator monitoring the depot since its closing in 2000.

Battaglia spoke at a Thursday public meeting on the preferred remedy, conducted as part of the public comment period, which ends March 2.

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