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Two agreements will clear the way for cleaning up the polluted former Tonawanda Coke property to enable its redevelopment as a data center campus. State officials will oversee the voluntary private brownfield cleanup on part of the polluted property by developer Jon Williams. Other sections of the sprawling factory site will be cleaned by Honeywell International through…

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is evaluating if the cleanup of a former gas station and parking lot at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street is complete enough, after the developers behind the Elmwood Crossing conversion took down all the concrete and asphalt and carted away polluted soil. The DEC and Department of Health are reviewing a dra…

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With the calendar year coming to a close in less than two weeks, developers and contractors are rushing to certify that they have completed their state-supervised environmental remediation efforts at various properties, so they can obtain the lucrative tax credits that accompany the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednes…

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comments on requests by the owners of three sites in Buffalo and Orchard Park to clean up their polluted properties under the Brownfield Cleanup Program. Earl Ketry's Ketry RE LLC is proposing to clean up a total of five parcels of the Buffalo RiverWorks site at 323, 339 and 395 Ganson St. that compris…

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State environmental officials are seeking public comment on a pair of pending remediation proposals for properties in Buffalo and Hamburg under the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program. An entity called Betlem Associates – registered to the same Buffalo address as Upstate Steel – has submitted an application and draft remediation plan to the state Department of Environmen…

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A Buffalo multifamily real estate developer who has usually focused his attention closer to downtown is eyeing a vacant warehouse in Black Rock for a multimillion-dollar conversion into a new apartment building on Tonawanda Street. Eran Epstein, owner of E Square Capital LLC, is seeking to renovate the former Fedders Manufacturing Works and Fedders Automotive Corp. buil…

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Developer Rocco Termini is pushing forward with his planned conversion of a pair of old industrial buildings at 27 and 37 Chandler St. into yet another business incubator, as he seeks to have the properties accepted into the state Brownfield Cleanup Program. Termini, through a pair of limited-liability companies, has submitted a "draft work plan" and "interim remedial m…

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A Florida company is leading an environmental cleanup of an Orchard Park industrial property that was once used by Erie County for solid waste disposal and incineration. Octavus Storage NY of Tampa, registered to Joseph McNeil, has filed plans for the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program for 3678 Southwestern Blvd., adjacent to Route 219. The site, which is currently vaca…

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When it comes to pollution and environmental cleanups, Martin Doster has seen it all. Over the course of a 33-year career with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the former remediation engineer has observed some of the best and worst in corporate behavior. He's been involved with addressing some of the worst environmental disasters in the region – in…

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Developers have completed environmental cleanups at five local project sites under the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program, positioning the properties for reuse with state tax credits, according to announcements from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The projects include Chason Affinity Cos.' new four-story, 40-unit condominium project at 1111 Elmwood A…