Cleanup work has begun at the ARO Corp. hazardous waste site in Cheektowaga, where soils contaminated with industrial solvents are being treated and ground water extraction wells are being
The project, designed by a consultant for Ingersoll-Rand Co., uses systems of wells to treat both the soil and water. A soil vapor extraction system is used to vacuum the volatile chemicals from the soil, and chemical separation techniques are used to purify the water.
Well drilling has begun, and installation of the systems should be complete early next year. The site is located at 3695 Broadway, Cheektowaga.