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National Grid Grant Assists Expansion Plans

National Grid Grant Assists  Expansion Plans

National Grid today awarded a $250,000 grant from its Strategic Economic Development Outreach program to Unifrax to assist in that company’s $6.9 million expansion project that was recently completed at its Tonawanda facility.  The economic development grant was an influential factor for Unifrax for selecting the Tonawanda site for the expansion as various other international and domestic locations also were considered.

“National Grid is pleased that our investment in Unifrax will help retain 144 good jobs in the region,” said Dennis Elsenbeck, regional executive for National Grid in Western New York.  “The opportunity to help a company strengthen its market position and solidify its operations in Western New York were key factors we considered in awarding this grant.” 

Assemblywoman DelMonte on the DEC's Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan

A statement from New York State Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte (District 138):

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- “I have mixed emotions about the recent final siting plan released by the Department of Environmental Conservation. While I am pleased the DEC’s principle finding reinforces my position and that of many local residents that there is no need for additional hazardous waste management facilities or expanded hazardous waste capacity in Niagara County or New York State, I am disappointed that the plan fails to give any potential Siting Board meaningful guidance on the question of equitable distribution.

The DEC has consistently failed to differentiate between the types of hazardous waste facilities. When viewing the number, type, and size of hazardous waste facilities across the state, it is easy to see that Niagara County is being treated as a dumping ground for hazardous materials.

Krull Park Beach Reopens

Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Krull Park beach.

 Water Quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming

 Niagara County, New York, 08/18/2010: Recent surveillance sampling conducted on August 16, 2010, by the Niagara County Department of Health at Krull Park beach has determined that the water is suitable for swimming. The Niagara County Department of Health will continue to monitor water quality closely and will immediately notify the public of any problems associated with water quality.

 Additional information is posted on the Niagara County web site at www.niagaracounty.com

  • Questions regarding this advisory should be directed to Ronald Gwozdek, P.E. at 716-439-7452.