The state has a draft of investigation work for nearly 9 acres on the manufacturing site in Clifton Springs
CLIFTON SPRINGS — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking written comments on a draft plan involving cleanup of nearly 9 acres at G.W. Lisk Company in Clifton Springs. The DEC invites public input on the draft plan to investigate contamination at the site at 2 South St. in the village.
Founded in 1910 as a small sheet metal shop, the company started out making cake pans, tin pails and spraying devices. Over 100 years later, those utilitarian goods had been replaced by electromechanical products used in the aerospace, defense, on/off highway, and oil and gas markets.
Previous investigations detected volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds and metals in soils, volatile organic compounds in groundwater, PCBs in surface water, and volatile organic compounds in certain soil vapor and indoor air at the site, according to the DEC.
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