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The site of the former Batavia Iron and Metal Company near Dwyer Stadium in the City of Batavia is deemed an inactive hazardous waste disposal site by the state.

The Department of Environmental Conservation sent out a public notice that chemicals such as PCBs, metals and PAHs are present in the soil and groundwater nearby. It says the public can be exposed to the contamination and deems it “a significant threat to human health.”

The DEC will add the site at 301 & 305 Bank Street to its registry as a Class 2 designation so residents nearby are aware and so remedial actions can be begin to be implemented to prevent exposure.

UPDATE: City Manager Jason Molino says the findings were known and expected. This was a required public notice from the DEC to residents.

-For project-related questions call Todd Caffoe, DEC project manager at 585-226-5350 or

-For site-related health questions call Justin Deming, DOH Project Manager at 518-402-7860 or

-Here is a link to the DEC's Record of Decision regarding the site:

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