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Town board calls for Dewey Loeffel health study

Jan 14, 2014 7:54 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="297"] Valatie Kill
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Barbara Reina is reporting in the Register Star the Kinderhook Town Board approved a resolution Mon., Jan. 13, calling for a comprehensive health study to be conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before treated toxins are discharged into the Valatie Kill from a recently completed water treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill federal Superfund site in Nassau. The planned release of treated discharges into the Valatie Kill is part of a $2.5 million water treatment plant project at the Superfund site. From 1952 to 1968, the site was used for the disposal of an estimated 46,000 tons of waste materials generated by several companies including General Electric, Bendix Corporation (now Honeywell International, Inc.) and Schenectady Chemicals (now SI Group, Inc.), according to the EPA. The waste included industrial solvents, waste oils, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), scrap materials, sludge and solids. The resolution supports the positions taken by U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and state Sen. Kathleen Marchione in support of health study. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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