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In early August, NYSDEC will start an investigation of the Genesee River to assess the effects of historic releases from Kodak’s operations at the Eastman Business Park located in Rochester, Monroe County. The objective is to determine the nature and extent of contamination and if contaminants continue to enter the lower reach of the Genesee River. It is also designed to determine if remedial action is warranted and, if so, to identify and evaluate cleanup options.

This link opens a fact sheet that provides details about the upcoming investigation:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/lowergeninv.pdf

This work is funded through an environmental trust created during settlement of Kodak’s bankruptcy. DEC is administering the environmental trust and will be directing the investigation of the lower Genesee River, focusing on the section from the Lower Falls to Lake Ontario.

Additional information, including the investigation work plan and investigation schedule, is available on the NYSDEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/97804.html

Please do not respond to this email. Replies go to an untended mailbox. If you have questions about the investigation, please contact the NYSDEC project manager identified in the fact sheet. 

This fact sheet is being provided by the Division of Environmental Remediation within NYSDEC.