The environmental cleanup of iPark87 on the former TechCity web site within the The town of Ulster is transferring ahead. The “asbestos mountain” has been got rid of.
“EPA has got rid of the ultimate piles of asbestos-contaminated subject matter from this web site, reclaiming this house for brand new financial job,” introduced EPA regional administrator Lisa Garcia. “This marks a milestone for the The town of Ulster, following a procedure that noticed officers from New York State and Ulster County take a distinguished position in running with EPA to discover a answer that clears the best way for companies to transport ahead with new development and renovation tasks. This collaborative paintings is a fashion for long run cleanups.”
In June 2022, the EPA reached settlement with iPark87, LLC, developer of the previous TechCity facility, to take away asbestos on the web site. The settlement known as for the correct elimination of asbestos from the inner of Construction 1 and elimination of the 3 huge particles piles containing asbestos. The content material of the piles have been disposed of off-site at an EPA-approved landfill.
U.S. senator Charles Schumer stated the asbestos-free facility would now be “a basis for the Hudson Valley’s financial long run.”