Skip Navigation
Regional News
The New York Air Brake industrial site has been the subject of resurgent concern for north side residents in Watertown.
The New York Air Brake industrial site has been the subject of resurgent concern for north side residents in Watertown.

Health, environmental officials to respond to Air Brake site worries at public meeting

Listen to this story
The New York Air Brake industrial site in Watertown has been the subject of resurgent concerns among residents of the city's north side neighborhood. Some have come forward about illnesses they say are linked to pollution at the site.

The state departments of Health and Environmental Conservation are holding a community meeting Wednesday, November 7 in Watertown to hear those concerns.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Joanna Richards
Watertown Correspondent

Environmental and health officials will participate in two events in Watertown Wednesday: a one-on-one availability with members of the public, where citizens can share their concerns privately, and a public meeting, when officials will present the history of the Air Brake site.

Stephen Litwhiler is a spokesman for the DEC.

"We felt it was, you know, just very responsive to get out into the public, present the information and also be available for all their questions," he said.

A community meeting called by neighborhood activists in August drew hundreds of people to the North Side Improvement League to hear a representative of famous environmental activist Erin Brockovich speak.

The state DEC contends the site has been thoroughly cleaned up.

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.