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Hydrogeologist says Craryville site is wrong for gas station

Apr 08, 2019 12:59 am
Amanda Purcell reports in Columbia-Greene Media that hydrogeologist Paul Rubin of Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting, paid by a group opposed to a proposed gas station in Craryville, told the Copake Planning Board that a gas station should not go on the location, at the intersection of Routes 9, 9H and 23, for environmental reasons. “The site is ill-suited for any development that would use, store, or treat large quantities of chemicals or waste materials,” Rubin wrote in a letter to the board. Rubin says the location is atop a sand and gravel aquifer and underground stream. “My recommendation here is not to permit [the project] and look at alternative land use to protect the water resources you have in this town,” Rubin said. Planning Board Chairman Robert Haight said GRJH, of Millerton, the company that wants to open the gas station, has been helpful. “This applicant has done, so far, everything that this board has asked them to do,” Haight said. The planning board holds a workshop meeting on the matter at 10:30 a.m. April 13 between GRJH and the board, without any comments from the public. Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.
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