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EPA finalizes plan for contaminated groundwater site in Cayuga County

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it has finalized a cleanup plan for a plume of contaminated groundwater that stretches from Auburn to Union Springs.

The contamination stretches from the former General Electric site in Auburn, also known as the Powerex Facility, to the village of Union Springs, and is divided into three areas based on the level of contamination.

After soliciting comments and holding a public hearing in August, the EPA has now finalized its plan for Area 3, which calls for continued monitoring to ensure the effectiveness of the natural breakdown of contaminants.

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