Angelica Ballston Spa

Site History

The Site was operated as a tannery from 1887 to 1960. As of 1904, there were 15 buildings associated with initial tannery operations some of which remain on site in dilapidated condition. For seventy years, the former tannery conducted bulk storage of chlorine, fuel oil, and stored tanning liquors and wastes in containers ranging in size from 55 gallon drums to 100,000 gallon above ground storage tanks. Between 1945 and 1950, an 80,000 square foot building was constructed on the eastern portion of the Site to replace many of the former 15 tannery buildings, which remains the building on-Site. After the tannery operations ceased in 1960, the Site was not occupied for a ten-year period. Between approximately 1970 and 2011, the Site was used for the commercial laundering of medical industry linens with laundry detergent.

Remediation

Interim Remedial Measures (IRM) work resulted in the removal of approximately 4,490 of petroleum contaminated soil and leather scrap material and approximately 126,000 gallons of contaminated groundwater from an excavation pit associated with a large former tannery above ground storage tank that had leaked.

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Kendall honored by peers

Partner Amy Kendall has been recognized by her peers as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in Rochester, NY in the upcoming 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®

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Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Rubino has joined Knauf Shaw as an Associate.

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