Jun 11, 2014 — For decades, the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant in southern St. Lawrence County has been a symbol of the region's manufacturing decline. J&L Steel went out of business in the late 1970s, and since then, it was unclear who would clean up the toxic waste the company left behind. Parts of the property are listed as a state Superfund site.
Yesterday, local officials, including state's top environment official, met to celebrate what they believe is going to be a new beginning. Go to full article
The abandoned J&L buildings. Archive Photo of the Day: Dan Denney, Ogdensburg
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