Elmira High School cleanup going strong, grounds deemed safe

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New York State has been overseeing a thorough cleanup of contamination found below ground on portions of the Elmira High School property. 

Representatives from the Department of Environmental Conservation and the health department were at the high school to address concerns and answer questions.

According to the DEC they said that they’re headed in the right direction. 

“Everything is below ground, that we know of right now, and it’s contained in a way that people aren’t being  exposed to it,” said Sean Mahar Chief of Staff, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  “But it’s something we have a responsibility to clean up but we have that responsibility. Our goal here tonight is to show the steps and the process to achieve that goal,” Mahar added.  

Mahar expressed he wants to let the public know they are making major strides in decontaminating the grounds. 

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