Environmental Cleanup Of Former Jamestown Brewery Completed

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the cleanup effort at the former Jamestown Brewery has been completed.

The DEC worked to clean up the contaminated site disposing of approximately 430 tons of hazardous materials and 1,584 tons of non-hazardous materials at the former Jamestown Brewing Company building downtown.

Some of the flooring also had to be replaced, due to groundwater contamination.

Since then, officials inspected the building, conducting an environmental easement to prevent future exposure to contamination.

All of this is possible due to New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Which encourages volunteers to clean up contaminated, brownfield, properties so they can be reused and redeveloped. 

The site, located at the intersection of Washington and 3rd Streets, has been used for a variety of business ventures, including a dry cleaner, photography studio, automotive repair shop, and taxi garage over the years. 

Most recently, it was a brewing company which closed due to financial hardships. The previous owners had legal action taken against them for failure to pay mortgage on the building.


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