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#1533974 --- 09/16/19 06:25 AM Geneva Foundry toxic disaster
Teonan Offline
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Ruthless misuse of political power. Slick move exposed.


"From November 2016 to August 2019, the City of Geneva paid over $799,000 to a Syracuse-based law firm to fight against city residents in court cases related to the Geneva Foundry environmental disaster."

"Not only were Foundry-area residents kept in the dark for decades about high levels of toxic lead and arsenic in their yards, city officials also repeatedly lied to them after the contamination became public."

"Now, for the final insult, the city has chosen to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on lawyers to make sure those residents whose lives were upended by the Foundry disaster won’t gain any relief from the justice system, either."

Read on. http://www.genevabeliever.com/2019/09/15/city-spends-800k-fighting-foundry-victims-in-court/
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#1535385 --- 10/30/19 10:52 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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the city and the state are at it again,testing homes around the site and finding high levels past the safe state guide lines,and again doing nothing to fix it. Answer is to just say ,its out of our hands,again ,same song just another year. Why pay taxes to this city and state just to have them pull this type of injustice,to home owners in a zone that is a brownfield site.

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#1535412 --- 10/31/19 02:51 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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Where can I find that data?

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#1535423 --- 11/01/19 05:58 AM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Tacitus]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Where can I find that data?

Highlighted links in article(s) may provide data you're looking for.

More info here...

City Spends $800K Fighting Foundry Victims In Court, DEC Pays The Bill
http://www.genevabeliever.com/2019/09/15/city-spends-800k-fighting-foundry-victims-in-court/

Geneva soil warning delayed 30 years
https://www.democratandchronicle.com/sto...years/92896708/
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#1535431 --- 11/01/19 01:01 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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Schoolgirl's remark makes it sound like recent testing has produced evidence of remaining contamination. Neither of the articles cited by Teonan refer to recent test data. So, again, where's the data?

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#1535433 --- 11/01/19 01:22 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Tacitus]
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The data has been supplied all over the world since the 60s, only fools buy into a bunch of lawyers convincing you that contamination is a science seeing that "experts" have convinced you that contamination contains itself to the first 4 inches of any topography , after that depth, it stops. Secondly, who pays for the testing if you live outside of the supposed area of contamination? It's very obvious that poorer homeowners on that end of town can't afford to dispute the words of lying experts. While you're at it, read up the the decade long saga of the Love Canal area in Buffalo and how city and rich lawyers back those who claim to know how contamination work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Canal


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#1535451 --- 11/02/19 06:56 AM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
schoolgirl Offline
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Tacitus, the data should be part of the official deposit of info provided by the city as well as the state clean up officials doing the work.I have seen official letters from the state,showing tested areas , that are showing over the limits lead and arsnic .And letters of denial to clean up the same. That info is with the state and city workers ,getting paid to handle the brownfield clean up. I have been asked not to give out names as well as the exact locations as legal cases are in the works ,however both gov. and city workers have to provide that info.Thank you for your interest!

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#1535465 --- 11/02/19 04:10 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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Let's just say I'm lazy. Can you produce even a redacted summary of recent test data showing that the remediation was ineffective?

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#1535466 --- 11/02/19 04:37 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Tacitus]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Let's just say I'm lazy. Can you produce even a redacted summary of recent test data showing that the remediation was ineffective?

Latest DEC info on Geneva foundry. Recent remedial data not found.
https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/107812.html

Best bet would be contacting jim@genevabeliever.com. with your inquiry. Please share any results.

Thank you Tacitus.
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#1535514 --- 11/03/19 05:15 AM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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Um, I contacted schoolgirl, who authored the post. No data?

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#1535515 --- 11/03/19 07:26 AM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Tacitus]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Um, I contacted schoolgirl, who authored the post. No data?


No data. Schoolgirl may have latest info.
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#1535530 --- 11/03/19 05:22 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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OK, still waiting.

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#1535531 --- 11/03/19 05:55 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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Tacitus in order not to violate any legal rules ,legal council will have to be consulted prior to posting the complete information.However as stated the members of city and state cleanup task force have that info and can supply it to concerned citizens with out any legal problem under the foil requests laws. It is my hopes to be able to post more inclusive info as to the sites affected by this injustice being committed by both city and state.

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#1535623 --- 11/05/19 04:16 PM Re: Geneva Foundry toxic disaster [Re: Teonan]
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Something to consider before your next post - can you support your statements?

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