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Schumer announces $1.5M for Seneca County to clean up brownfield sites in Seneca Falls, Waterloo, and Romulus

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that Seneca County will receive a $1.5 million EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant to clean up and reuse contaminated sites across the Finger Lakes. This funding aims to address health and safety risks from polluted sites and promote local development.

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Schumer highlighted the importance of this grant, stating, “For too long, Finger Lakes communities have dealt with the dangers of contaminated sites. This $1.5 million investment will help clean up these areas, creating jobs and new opportunities.” The grant will support the cleanup of abandoned gas stations, dry cleaners, and other sites in Seneca and Livingston Counties.

In Seneca County, the funds will prepare cleanup plans and conduct environmental assessments in Seneca Falls, Waterloo, and Romulus. Priority sites include the Willard Drug Treatment Center Campus, a former army depot, and several old gas stations. Schumer emphasized the transformative impact of this funding on local health and economic growth.



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