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DEC to host meeting on IBM toxic plume cleanup

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New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting a meeting tonight to announce progress on the toxic contamination cleanup near the old IBM site in Endicott.

IBM will have to continue to contain and treat contaminated groundwater near the site and operate the ventilation systems at buildings affected by the toxic plume.

Hazardous chemicals were first foundunder what is now the Huron Campus in 1979. The chemicals had migrated into nearby buildings. Residents filed a lawsuit against IBM over the contamination and the two sides settled last month.
Tonight’s meeting is at 6pm at the George Johnson Public Library in Endicott. The DEC is also taking public comments on the next stage of the cleanup plan until March 29.

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