Paying EPA fine could save Rhinebeck cash

RHINEBECK – Negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a settlement for cleanup costs for a Superfund site should be completed by next month, town officials said.

Regardless of what that agreement is, the town will have to pay the $49,000 fine levied by the EPA. The town is being forced to make the payment because it had left junk cars at the former Consolidated Iron and Metal Site, which is now a Superfund site on the Newburgh waterfront, in the 1970s.

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