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What Smells in Endicott?

What smells in Endicott?

That's what residents came out to the First United Methodist Church Thursday night to find out.

A DEC representative believes the smell was coming from vapors from a tank that receives leachate,  which is a liquid waste that comes from landfills, at the I-3 waste facility.  It was formerly known as an Endicott Interconnect facility and is located on Clark Street near the Price Chopper
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The DEC representative says steps were taken in November to reduce the vapors but residents who live near by say they are still plugging their noses.

"Anyone that's curious can come down to Price Chopper Friday, Saturday night and roll down their window breathe through your nose and tell me the place doesnt smell," said James Betley of Endicott.

The Western Broome Environmental Stakeholder Club also raised concerns over the toxicity of the waste being processed at the plant. Mary Jane Peachey of the DEC says only a small portion of the waste processed at  the I-3 plant is leachate and is coming in from the Broome County Landfill and Seneca Meadows. 

She says the company is responsible to monitor chemical discharge limits and self report them to the DEC.  She says 400 to 600 thousand gallons of waste from the plant is released into the Susquehanna River daily.

"The discharge from the former EI facility meets drinking water standards.  It goes into the Susquehanna River. They get their limits from us.  It's classified for class a water body.  The Susquehanna is a class a water body," said Peachey.

Residents also spoke out Thursday that Seneca Meadows processes waste from hydrolic fracturing.  Peachey says the DEC is unaware that any fracking waste is processed at that plant.


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