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GENEVA REPORT: City spent upwards of $800K fighting victims of foundry

From November 2016 to August 2019, the City of Geneva paid over $799,000 to a Syracuse-based law firm to fight against city residents in court cases related to the Geneva Foundry environmental disaster.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reimbursed the City of Geneva for over $750,000 of those legal fees through Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) Grants. The DEC website says that the ERP grants are available to “clean up municipally-owned brownfield sites.”

The Geneva Believer dives into city spending on the legal fight related to the Geneva Foundry.

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