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Public Comments Due On "No Further Action" Label For Ithaca Falls Overlook

The Fall Creek Gorge in Ithaca, NY.

Monday is the deadline for public comments on the cleanup status of the Ithaca Falls Overlook.

DEC proposes final clean up strategy for troubled Ithaca Gun site

Local environmental activist Walter Hang holds a jar of used shotgun shells he collected along the face of the cliff next to the Ithaca Falls Gorge, left over from the Ithaca Gun Factory.

New York State officials outlined a final remedy for the Ithaca Gun Factory site adjacent to Ithaca Falls, probably the most notoriously polluted remnant of the city's bygone industrial era.

DEC seeks final public comment on Ithaca Gun cleanup

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ithaca's industrial history left it some messes that have taken years to clean. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) thinks its finally time to close the books on one of them.

Chain Works Faces Steep Standards for Residential Use

Former Emerson Power Transmissions Factory.

As the sports broadcasters say, the Emerson Chain Works redevelopment is “currently under review.”

Watchdog: Major Ithaca redevelopment site has 'mind-boggling' levels of contaminants

ITHACA, NY - It looks to be one of the biggest development projects in Ithaca's history, but concerns are being raised about major toxicity lurking just below the surface of the would-be "Chain Works District" redevelopment.