DEC Region 8 spokeswoman Linda Vera said deep soil samples are complete and the first phase of surface samples have been gathered at residential properties in an area believed to be near a former manufacturing waste dump.
also said soil has been tested at 11 properties outside the originally defined area of the study.
Those tests were done in response to reports from residents of materials on their properties, she
"While the limits of the Study Area have not been modified at this time, DEC
has evaluated for the presence of fill containing ash, brick, or glass in shallow soils at some properties outside the limits of the Study Area where it has been reported to us," Vera
said in an email to The Leader
The tests outside the study area were only shallow soil samples and not deep soil borings, she
In the study area, about 150 private properties have been tested for materials that may have come from glass and other manufacturing waste.
That doesn't include the additional 11 sites sampled, Vera