$35 Million Cleanup for 489 acres of former Bethlehem Steel site along Lake Erie shoreline
Source: https://www.buffalorising.com/, October 14, 2020
The former site of Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna is in line for (at least) an estimated $35 million cleanup, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced. Cuomo says that the comprehensive cleanup is thanks to a Consent Order with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), that was issued to Tecumseh Redevelopment, Inc. and its parent corporation ArcelorMittal USA – the former owners of the property, and the entities now responsible for the remediation (per the State Superfund and Corrective Action programs).
The cleanup of the site will include public access to the waterfront once the remediation is complete among other environmental and recreational benefits. This is great news considering that there is a sweeping waterfront revival afoot. There is also some important bike-ped connectivity along the waterfront underway – for example the Shoreline Trail extensions. Read more.