Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

For Release: Friday, January 9, 2015

DEC: $8.4 Million in NY Works II Funding to Complete Cleanup of 13 Municipally Owned Contaminated Sites

Thirteen municipally owned brownfield sites across the state will receive $8.4 million in NY Works II funding to cleanup and remediate the sites for redevelopment, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The sites are part of the state's Environmental Restoration Program (ERP).

"The cleanup and restoration of brownfield properties such as these are critical to safeguarding public health, protecting the environment and developing community assets that energize the economy and quality of life," Commissioner Martens said. "The funding announced today is made possible by Governor Cuomo and the legislature who have championed the ERP through NY Works funding as a central part of the State budget."

DEC received 13 applications and determined all are eligible for funding. DEC will use the NY Works II funding to complete the 13 ERP remediation projects. Municipalities and DEC will enter into agreements so DEC will undertake the remediation work directly with the municipality paying 10 percent of the project costs.

The NY Works funding allows existing ERP sites to advance beyond the investigation phase and begin cleanup work. The projects include:

Albany County
Gansevoort/Franklin Street Parcel Site (Albany) -- $90,762

Schuyler Heights Fire District Site (Watervliet) -- $604,836

Broome County
312 Maple Street Site (Endicott) -- $58,721

Columbia County
Former Hettling Property Site (Clermont) -- $616,738

Foster Refrigeration Site (Hudson) -- $427,000

Erie County
1318 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo) -- $968,000

Jefferson County
Sewall's Island Site (Watertown) -- $695,363

Nassau County
Elmont 546 Hempstead Turnpike Site (Elmont) -- $275,000

Oneida County
Former Rome Cable Site (Rome) -- $1,606,000

26-28 Whitesboro Street (Utica) -- $236,127

Onondaga County
Former Brown Manufacturing Site (Syracuse) -- $661,550

Rensselaer County
Scolite - Upper Hudson River Site (Troy) -- $674,205

Suffolk County
Ronkonkoma Wallpaper Site (Ronkonkoma) -- $1,470,000

For more information, email

  • Contact for this Page
  • Press Office - Tom Mailey
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-1016
    email us
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions