“Public Hearing” on Future of Tonawanda Coke

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reviewing a brownfield application for the former Tonawanda Coke Site, submitted by Jon Williams, developer. There is a 30 day public comment period on this application that ends January 18th.

If the DEC approves the application, taxpayers reimburse developers for remediation costs, Honeywell avoids further enforcement action and cost recovery, there is no mandate for workers to make prevailing wage, and Williams is rewarded with tax credits to cover costs.We believe the polluters, Honeywell & Tonawanda Coke, should pay for their mess through the Federal Superfund Program. Read more about Honeywell’s history and responsibility here. 

DEC has refused to answer our request to hold a public hearing. So we are holding our own. Join Us.

Wednesday, January 15th 6pm-8pm

USW Local 135

810 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda 14150.

How do I comment on the application if I can’t make the “hearing”? 

All comments must reference SITE ID # C915353 and Site Name: Riverview Innovation and Technology Campus and be received by January 18th.

By phone: Call Benjamin McPherson at 716-851-7220.

By Email: Send Email to Benjamin.mcpherson@dec.ny.gov with a carbon copy to derweb@dec.ny.gov with the Subject line: Public comment on Riverview Innovation and Technology Campus, Site ID# C915353.

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