EPA schedules public meeting for Ellenville Superfund site

A former Ellenville junkyard which has been declared a Superfund site is on the federal Environmental Protection Agency's agenda this month.

Once Ellenville Scap Iron and Metal, the site is now 24 acres of leaking car batteries, heavy metals, and known carcinogens. The EPA estimates that it will cost $5.7 million to clean it up, according to its recently-released plan for the area, summarized by the Times Herald-Record.

The public will have a chance to comment on the plan on August 18, according to the EPA's website:

A public meeting will be held on August 18th at 7:00 pm to discuss the preferred cleanup plan and the other cleanup plans considered. The meeting will be held at the Ellenville Government Center, 2 Elting Court, Village of Ellenville, NY