Stefanik Announces Transfer of Fort Edward Superfund Site Access Road

June 18, 2020
Press Release

Saratoga, NY – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Warren and Washington Counties Industrial Development Agency (WWIDA) expect to finalize the transfer of ownership of an access road used for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site cleanup to the WWIDA next week. This transfer supports community efforts to redevelop the location of General Electric’s former sediment processing facility, located in the town of Fort Edward, New York.

“The transfer of this access road is great news for our Fort Edward community,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The community has been working together, and working with EPA in order to bring new life and cleanup to this former General Electric site, and I commend all of their hard work in doing so. I look forward to seeing the results of this transfer and the project, and I will continue to advocate for these projects to bring revitalization to our North Country communities.”

“Hats off and many thanks to EPA Administrator Pete Lopez and WWIDA Chairman Dave O’Brien for working together to bring forth this great opportunity to have ease of access to a great industrial park which will attract jobs and tax revenue for our region,” said Michael Bittel, President, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“The transfer of this roadway will be very helpful in the effort to create jobs in Washington County,” said Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner. “It is very encouraging to have such a large group of interested parties cooperating to make sure that that this region can optimize this site for reuse.  I am very pleased to have been able to play a role helping to sustain economic development in the 113th Assembly District.”

“The transfer of the Lock 8 Way will allow development of the former GE Dewatering facility into an Industrial Park in Fort Edward potentially attracting new industry to provide needed employment,” said Dave O’Brien, Chair of the WWIDA. “The transfer of the Access Road would not have been possible without the efforts of many elected officials both at the Federal and State level as well as the EPA. We owe them thanks for their efforts.”

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