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Contamination to be cleaned up at Niagara Street site

A plan to clean up contamination at the site of a proposed redevelopment of a Niagara Street gas station is under review by state environmental regulators.

Petroleum and radiological contamination has been reported at 710 Niagara St., according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The site has three, 6,000-gallon gasoline tanks underground. The radiological contamination is from what's known as "slag," which was used as backfill.

Plans for the property, owned by Surjit Singh and Bajwa Property Holdings LLC, call for the gas station to be reopened, along with a convenience store and restaurant franchise.

Environmental testing had been announced in June.

Here's the draft work plan submitted to the state, as well as information issued by the agency about the conditions of the site.


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Aaron Besecker

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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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