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State Superfund cleanup work is scheduled to start in August at the Robeson Industries hazardous waste site on Old View Road, state environmental officials announced.

Soil vapor-extraction systems and ground-water extraction and treatment systems will be installed to remove degreasing solvent contamination at the 20-acre site, which was used to make cutlery products and small electric household appliances from 1953 to 1989.

The project, designed by URS-Greiner of Buffalo and supervised by the Department of Environmental Conservation, will be done under a $501,094 contract with Tyree Organization Ltd.

The use of the Superfund was approved after a partial cost settlement negotiated with bankruptcy court.

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