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DEC proposes end to hazardous waste cleanup at Evans Chemetics in Waterloo

After 20 years hazardous waste cleanup at Evans Chemetics on East Main Street could be coming to an end.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing ‘no further action’ for the last portion of the overall cleanup project.

The proposal will garner public comments – if the public chooses to provide input. The deadline for that feedback is November 8, according to DEC officials.

In the past, the presence of volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, hydrogen sulfide, and methane were discovered on the 11+ acre site.

Former site manager Steve Brusso told the Finger Lakes Times he may submit comments, indicating that the public should be aware of the hazardous chemicals that remain.