posted on January 27, 2012 07:25
Remember Erin Brockovich?
You may remember the movie of the same name staring Julia Roberts.
Brockovich, who is now a paid spokeswoman for an environmental law firm with ads on TV, is getting involved in the case of those mysterious tics in LeRoy.
As many as 15 LeRoy High School students are said to be suffered from symptoms similar to Tourette’s syndrome.
Brockovich tells USA Today she has begun to review documents from a 1970 train derailment near the site where LeRoy High School now stands.
The train spoiled toxic chemicals.
Brockovich claims families of the affected LeRoy students asked her to get involved.
New York Senior Senator Charles Schumer says he’s going all out to secure additional federal funding for the Genesee County Agri-business Park.
Specifically, Schumer says the park needs more infrastructure work to meet the specifications of “project Wave” – a proposed food manufacturing plant that could employ upwards of 300 people.
But, nearby Livingston County was also in the running for Project Wave and the Livingston County IDA Director, Pat Rountree, says they are ready to go - they don’t any more taxpayer help:
"The water, the sewer, the electric, the gas its all in the ground or at the property line ready to be connected at the specifications the company wants. It's all there now," Rountree said.
So, why Genesee County when Livingston is ready ahnd needs no more money?
Schumer says it’s because the company – widely believed to be Pepsico – wants to locate in Batavia.
Schumer issued a statement to WBTA News in which he wrote:
“The company looked at a number of sites and they have honed in on Batavia.”
Governor Cuomo says Xerox plans to set up a call center in Webster. The expansion will create 500 new jobs in Monroe County. The company says it plans to begin hiring in March.