Environment – While many brown field opportunity areas have been identified and located through the EPA Brownfield Risk Assessment, a regional overview and status report is necessary address the next steps for economic development within these areas including additional risk assessment, clean up functions and remedial plans. Further data on the health of the Region’s rivers, streams and lakes will be obtained through MS4 Storm water reports.


The Adirondack Gateway Region is home to a major EPA hazardous waste clean-up site. A total of 1.3 million pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in over 40 miles of the upper Hudson River is currently being removed, and the de-watering facility is staged in the urbanized section of the Region. An industrial park is located next to the site, and future uses, such as freight and shipping, will be considered and marketed as part of our regional planning efforts. Brownfield redevelopment is an important economic development consideration to be incorporated in this Task.

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