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EPA Reaches Settlement to Remove Asbestos Piles at New York Site

June 9, 2022, 7:28 PM

Asbestos piles will be removed from the Tech City site in Ulster County, N.Y. under an agreement with iPark 87, LLC, according to the EPA Thursday.

The site is a former IBM computer manufacturing facility that had been in operation for more than 30 years until 1998, when it was sold. It was re-branded as Tech City and operated as a multi-tenant industrial park.

Between 2015 and 2016, improper asbestos abatement and demolition of buildings occurred at the site, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

The settlement means public funds will no longer be needed for the cleanup, which is being ...