AKRON (June 17, 2004) — Goodyear this month dedicated a 40,000-sq.-ft. building it had built to help a former chemical dump site turn into an economic asset in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
A Goodyear spokesman said Goodyear had participated in the cleanup of the site since its chemicals had been present. To help spur economic development of the area since the cleanup was finished, Goodyear constructed the building, which will be turned over to a developer who will either lease or sell it.
“We just wanted the building to be an economic asset for the community, to encourage further growth in that area,” the spokesman said.
Goodyear continues to monitor the site, he said. The Environmental Protection Agency's New York remediation branch had overseen the cleanup.