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For Release: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DEC and DOH Announce Public Availability Session at Elmira High School on June 19, 2019

Local Residents and School Community Encouraged to Attend and Ask Questions at Informational Session on Ongoing Cleanup

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH), along with representatives from the Unisys Corporation and the Elmira City School District, invite the public to attend a Public Availability Session on June 19, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Elmira High School. School families and local residents are encouraged to attend and get an update on the ongoing cleanup actions related to the Former Sperry Remington Site.

New York State is overseeing a thorough cleanup of contamination found below ground on portions of the Elmira High School property, and is committed to ensuring the students, faculty and community are safe and informed of these actions. DEC, DOH, and Unisys staff will provide detailed information on the ongoing cleanup efforts and environmental studies being conducted at the site and will be available throughout the evening to speak to members of the public personally or in small groups.

When: June 19, 2019, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Attendees can arrive at any time throughout the evening.

What: Individual stations on various aspects of the cleanup and public health protection efforts will be staffed by experts from DEC, DOH, and Unisys to provide opportunities for interested residents and community members to have specific questions answered.

Where: Elmira High School Cafeteria, 777 South Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904

Additional information about the Former Sperry Remington Site is available on DEC's website or the Elmira City School District website.

If members of the public are unable to attend, they are encouraged to send comments and questions related to the project to: Timothy Schneider PE at DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, by email to, or by calling 585-226-5480.

Site-Related Health Questions can be sent to: Dawn Hettrick, PE at DOH's Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Room #1787, Albany, NY 12237, emailed to or by calling (518) 402-7860.

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