2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:26:05 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Alphas, NY Navy-GE research station
Hundreds of toxic sites across region
With EPA changes, environmentalists call for state to step up

by Stephen Williams 
Schenectady Daily Gazette (NY)
November 4, 2017

CAPITAL REGION - Just after World War II, General Electric and the U.S. Navy ran a research base along the Mohawk River in Alplaus, a fenced and guarded site doing classified work on things like helicopter engines and ship propulsion systems.

The Alplaus site closed in about 1959, and few people remember it today, but work there left behind a legacy that includes contamination with PCBs, heavy metals, petroleum and various other chemicals, though the extent of pollution remains unknown.

With the recent withdrawal of a developer's controversial proposal to trade a site cleanup for large-scale residential development, it is unclear when and whether the old base that later become the Mohawk Industrial Park will ever be cleaned up, though the neighborhood, which fought the development plans, remains concerned.

For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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