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C-PP Approves Spending

Corning Painted post school district leaders agree to spend up to 4 million dollars to remove more than 700 tons of contaminated soil.

C-PP Approves Spending
 

August 28, 2012

Corning (WENY) - Corning Painted post school district leaders agree to spend up to 4 million dollars to remove more than 700 tons of contaminated soil. There's 700 tons of contaminated dirt at the site of the new Corning Painted Post High school, and it needs to be taken out, and school board officials approved the project to go forward. The board approved payment up to 4 million dollars. After environmental tests found solid wast buried two to 15 feet underground. The Materials glass, ash, and brick doesn’t pose a threat to neighbors or ground water, but legally needs to be removed. The Construction site used to be dumping grounds, but no records can be found to verify this. Superintendent Mike Ginalski says the money is coming from the 2011-2012 school budget that would have been put into reserves to help with next years budget.

     “We got to see how big of a problem we have and how much we are going to need to spend all the board did tonight was approve up to $4 million and we know right now we are at the $140,000 mark.”

     School officials are also in talks with the state department of education to see if they can get the removal project funded.