$13M cleanup set for polluted Syracuse-area stream
SALINA, N.Y. (AP) — A $13 million cleanup project is set for a Syracuse-area stream polluted for decades by a former General Electric plant now owned by Lockheed Martin.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/1jP2nCw ) reports that the state Department of Environmental Conservation says the voluntary cleanup will involve the removal of tons of soil and sediment along a stretch of Bloody Brook between the Thruway and Onondaga Lake in the town of Salina (suh-LY’-nuh).
Tests have shown cadmium concentrations along the brook’s west branch. Cadmium can cause kidney damage if swallowed.
The site contamination is believed to have resulted from discharges from Electronic Park, owned by GE from 1949 and 1993. The site was transferred to Martin Marietta, the predecessor to Lockheed Martin.
GE used cadmium in the manufacturing of television picture tubes.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com