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Central Hudson completes Catskill cleanup

Jul 17, 2013 6:58 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting a remediation project in the village of Catskill has been completed, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. announced Tues., July 16. The project was on the site of a former manufactured gas plant between Water Street and the Catskill Creek. The property is adjacent to the Catskill Mill and to a parking lot owned by Greene County. The company reported the clean up cost $7.7 million. Manufactured gas plants were used throughout the country from the mid-1800s to the early to mid-1900s to produce gas for light, heating and cooking. The plants created gas out of coal and other fossil fuels, leaving behind residue that seeped into the ground and nearby waterways. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.