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Superfund site given the all clear by DEC officials in Southern Tier

The Steuben-Allegany BOCES site in Bath, which was formally classified as a Superfund site, is no longer a threat to public health, as reported by Finger Lakes News Radio.

The Department of Environmental Conservation made the announcement on the site earlier this week.

The Superfund site is a 22,000 square foot commercial office space, which includes a large parking lot. It’s zoned for commercial use at this point in time. A residential site is located 200 feet from it.

The Site property was reportedly Nash’s Junkyard, a used car lot, until around 1960. The building on the Site was constructed in approximately 1973 for the Steuben-Allegany BOCES. Operations at the BOCES Site facility reportedly included the use of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) for cleaning computer components in the early 1990’s.

Although the majority of the building was used as office space, a small print shop for printing payroll checks was located in the west side of the building, and a small electronics repair station was located in the east end of the building.

Steuben-Allegany BOCES vacated the building in May of 2000; new tenants currently occupy the Site building and use it for office and classroom space.

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