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DEC offers plan for Alco site cleanup

Waterfront development in the works

The Galesi-owned Alco site along Erie Boulevard in Schenectady is pictured on Monday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Galesi-owned Alco site along Erie Boulevard in Schenectady is pictured on Monday.
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Invisible remnants of the Alco locomotive plant are about to be removed to make way for a waterfront brimming with people.

Condos, restaurants and even a casino have been discussed for the site along Erie Boulevard.

But before people can move in, chlorine solvents from the plant’s years as a manufacturing facility must move out.

The largely empty site has chlorine solvents in the soil and groundwater. DEC spokesman Rick Georgeson said the solvents ...

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