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Completely and properly remove toxic remnants from the Bethlehem Steel Co. coke plant and other facilities from the City of Lackawanna

This petition had 1,179 supporters


The current remediation plan is unacceptable. The DEC is planning to move approximately 8,600 cubic yards of contaminated soil and fill to a designated site that is just a few yards from Smokes Creek and only about 1,500 feet from the shores of Lake Erie. The selected site could also block future access to the waterfront. Efforts have been made to cleanup and remediate brownfields and contaminated sites throughout this region, however, simply moving the hazardous waste a small distance doesn't solve the problem. The DEC needs to take appropriate action to remove the city’s landfills of the soil that contains chemicals or elements such as ammonia, arsenic, benzene, lead and other semi-volatile organic compounds.

In addition to the health hazards, shifting the contaminated soil only a few hundred yards away could inhibit possible development of this area, which has great potential based on its waterfront location. 

Please sign this petition and tell the NYSDEC that remediation of Lackawanna sites must be done properly in the best interest of the city.

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