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FEMA says no to Schenectady pump station

Agency: Replacing flood-damaged building not needed

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The federal government won’t pay to replace the city’s main sewage pump station, which was flooded and knocked off its foundation by Tropical Storm Irene. Replacing the building with a new one that’s attached to its foundation will cost $3.2 million. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency had covered the project, it would have paid for 75 percent of the work. The state would have covered the remaining 25 percent. Instead, city taxpayers are footing ...

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