Mayor asks DEC to speak more on air brake site
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham is calling on the DEC to be more assertive and responsive to residents as they continue to question contamination at the old New York Air Brake site on city's north side.
In a letter he wrote Wednesday, Graham said he's hoping the DEC will host a public forum to answer people's questions and explain everything that has happened at the site.
Last month, concerned neighbors met with a group of people who work with famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich. Those neighbors have long complained about health issues stemming from the air brake contamination.
Graham says the city does not have the information or expertise to give people answers.
The DEC says after cleanup, testing showed only one of the 51 homes tested in the area needed mitigation and that's working effectively.
Officials add that they did hold several public meetings in 2007 and 2008.
You can read the letter below: