Holley, N.Y. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to clean up contaminated soil and ground water at the Diaz Chemical Corp. Superfund site.
The plan calls for using a heating technology to treat six areas and remove pollutants from the property in the Orleans County town of Holley.
Diaz Chemical manufactured specialty chemicals for the agricultural, pharmaceutical, photographic, color and dye and personal care products industries at the site. Chemicals were released when a safety valve ruptured in 2002. The company left large volumes of chemicals behind when it abandoned the site after filing for bankruptcy in 2003.
The cleanup is expected to take two to three years and cost about $14.5 million.
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