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Public Comment Sought On Eco Cleanup Plan

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Members of the public have a chance to look over plans for the environmental cleanup of property at 1 Palmer Ave. and to comment on those plans.

Heathcote Corners-II, LLC, has applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Brownfield Cleanup Program and has submitted a Remedial Work Plan and a Proposed Decision Document regarding the removal of toxic substances from the former service station site.

Notification of the filing was sent to Mayor Miriam Levitt-Flisser.

Heathcote Corners-II, LLC, has retained Ecosystems Strategies Inc. for the project.

The NYSDEC is inviting public comment on both documents through Oct. 30. The documents are on display at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmstead Road.

Flisser said petroleum products penetrated the ground down to the bedrock in the southern and central parts of the property, and that the groundwater had been affected. Flisser said Tuesday the property had housed auto service and fueling businesses from 1932 to January 2011 and, prior to that, had been used for petroleum storage. She said the cleanup is expected to take four to seven months once approval of the plans is granted.

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