Aug 13, 2013 — St. Lawrence County has gotten a step closer to buying the abandoned property of a former iron ore and steel plant in the southern part of the county. The state will relieve the county of liability for cleaning up oil spills on the former J&L Steel property. Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in Massena on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Jul 30, 2013 — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was travelling across upstate on Monday touting a bill she says will make it easier to redevelop environmentally-contaminated properties known as brownfields. Her effort comes a few days after a House committee voted to cut funding for brownfield cleanup. Go to full article
They know there’s contamination and the people who own it have just stopped paying taxes on it and just let it go.
Jul 08, 2005 — An effort to revitalize Canton's waterfront got a boost from a state grant yesterday. State Senator Jim Wright announced a $100,000 to help a local group improve the natural, historic, and cultural value of islands on the Grasse River. Wright said the project is a part of a push to create a greenway along the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2005 — The governor and legislature have approved $30 million dollars to clean-up and redevelop abandoned industrial areas known as brownfields. Several North Country communities will use the money to test potentially contaminated waterfronts. Go to full article