Former Bonide site now environmentally safe


NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - A manufacturing site in between New York Mills and Yorkville is now a clean, safe, and productive piece of property.

The Department of Environmental Conservation have made the remediation of brown fields and the removal of sites from the Superfund list a priority.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on Friday the completion of the former Bonide Chemical site. The successful remediation removed source contamination and have restored groundwater to acceptable standards.

The site meets state health and environmental guidelines, so the DEC removed the site from the registry of hazardous waste sites.

The site is now occupied by a light manufacturing company which makes various parts for the bus industry. It is comprised of several parking lots for employees, shipping, office space, and storage facilities.

The site no longer presents a threat to the environment or public health, encouraging economic development in the Mohawk Valley, officials said. It also permits the re-use of former sites, and industrial buildings.

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