PORT JERVIS — Officials of Port Jervis and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region II headquarters will be cutting the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art oil recovery remediation system that was installed at the former Roundhouse parcel.
The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Roundhouse site, a former rail yard, in downtown Port Jervis.
The remediation system was made possible through a $200,000 grant that was awarded to the City of Port Jervis by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under its Brownfields Cleanup Program for environmental remediation of oil-contaminated sites.
“After many years of assessment and investigation, we are pleased to finally have a system in place that will assist in the cleanup of this critical downtown property that bears so much of the city’s rich history and heritage of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad,” Mayor Russell R. Potter said. “We are grateful to our federal partners at the U.S. EPA for providing these sorely needed funds and for the assistance of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for their technical guidance and support.”
A tour and demonstration of the new system will be conducted by the Chazen Companies, the city’s consultant responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of the remediation system.