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Catskill's Holcim plant will close forever

Feb 27, 2012 12:05 am
W. T. Eckert reports in The Daily Mail that Catskill's Holcim cement plant is closing permanently, according to a New York State Department of Conservation Environmental Notice Bulletin. "The Feb. 22 completed application stated the DEC reviewed Holcim’s request to 'dispose of the remaining raw meal slurry, currently stored on-site, in the currently active cement kiln dust landfill,' Eckert writes. Greene County Legislator Forest Cotten, D-Catskill, wonders in the story what will become of the site. “...if they are pulling the plug and leaving, I certainly don’t want another American Thermostat (a Superfund site in South Cairo), where they pull the plug on a chemical disaster or environmental disaster and just walk away and get away with it.” Read the full story in The Daily Mail.