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Brindisi: Proposed EPA Cuts Put Broome Superfund Cleanups At Risk

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. -

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-22) stood with local leaders in front of the Endicott Village Well Field site at Grippen Park on Friday as he called on the Senate to restore funding cuts to Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund cleanup program.

The Endicott Well Field Site is one of eight federal Superfund sites in Broome County that Brindisi said is now at risk.

"These cleanups, many years in the making, that are vital to our communities and public safety could be ground to a halt. The citizens of Upstate New York deserve a government that can cleanup potential hazardous sites and protect our clean air, water, and environment. This is not just an environmental issue, it is an economic issue as well," said Brindisi.

The 15 percent reduction is part of a $2 billion cut to the EPA's budget. 

Brindisi was joined by Union Supervisor Rick Matarese and local environmental advocates.

 Superfund Sites in Broome County

 

City

 

Site Name

 

VESTAL

 

BEC TRUCKING

 

TOWN OF COLESVILLE

 

COLESVILLE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL

 

CONKLIN

 

CONKLIN DUMPS

 

VILLAGE OF ENDICOTT

 

ENDICOTT VILLAGE WELL FIELD

 

TOWN OF VESTAL

 

ROBINTECH, INC./NATIONAL PIPE CO.

 

PORT CRANE

 

TRI-CITIES BARREL CO., INC.

 

VESTAL

 

VESTAL WATER SUPPLY WELL 1-1

 

VESTAL

 

VESTAL WATER SUPPLY WELL 4-2

Brindisi supports a House bill that would earmark $1.2 billion for Superfund cleanup and $105 million for Brownfield cleanups.