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State Continues Remediation Work At Site Of Rochester Chemical Fire

A week after a chemical cloud shadowed the county, the state is continuing work to remediate the Rochester riverfront site that caused the problem. Two buildings at 25 New York Ave., once operated as The Pool Doctor and Beaver Alkali Products, have been vacant for six to eight years, said Rochester Fire Chief Mike Mamone…

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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Oh Brother
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Oh Brother

YAWN…scratch…scratch…zzz.zzz….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……….

M.T. Pockets
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M.T. Pockets

Well, in my opinion it is very obvious who is to blame for this… The lion’s share goes to the DEP’s Contractor. The building and chemicals sat for 10 years without mixing, Then as soon as they start moving stuff around it mixes? The contractors were on sight when it happened. They are the ones that noticed it and called it in. It’s not rocket science to figure out what happened. I really don’t think someone broke in just to start this mess. Of course the owner also bares some responsibility for leaving it in the condition it was in. However, The “trained professionals” did not take proper care when handling “unknown and miss-labeled” chemicals. It was their negligent actions that caused this. It should be the contractors insurance that bares the cost of this and not the tax payers through the DEP. The owner/ owner’s property insurance (if he has any) should also be partially responsible for cost. The DEP should be looking for a new contractor.

HOTSHOT
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HOTSHOT

The owner should be responsible for all the cost. And rochester should monitor buildings like this more close.

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