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IBM toxic pool defies cleanup

TOM WILBER, Special to the Press & Sun-Bulletin 1:37 p.m. EDT April 5, 2015

A remedy for a concentrated pool of solvents directly under the manufacturing site where at least 1,500 people still work may take years to find.

(Photo: Jeff Platsky / staff photo)

Story Highlights

  • The contaminated hot spot lies under an area the size of eight village blocks.
  • Situated over and near the source area, and blocking access to cleanup, are dozens of buildings.
  • To date, nearly 70,000 gallons of solvent %u2014 more than 40 tons %u2014 have been pumped from the ground.

ENDICOTT – After 35 years, IBM Corp. contractors have stanched the flow of industrial solvents into a commercial and residential district in the heart of the village, but they have yet to find a solution for the source of the problem at the company's former flagship manufacturing plant.

Officials recently reported that efforts to intercept and remove the subterranean flow of hazardous chemicals coming from the industrial complex — now owned by Huron Real Estate Associates — have been successful. Consequently, health risks to a nearby neighborhood have been eliminated.

Yet they have no remedy for a concentrated pool of solvents directly under the manufacturing site, where at least 1,500 people still work. Full story: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2015/04/05/ibm-tce-issues/25302109/

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