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Bates Troy Dry Cleaners in Binghamton, NY Is Emitting An Odor
Bates Troy's new industrial tunnel washer produces a warm soap odor that can be smelled for blocks. It has often happened that the smell has drifted into our home when our windows have been open. We have a backyard garden and have become increasingly concerned about the potential health effects of Bates Troy's air pollution. The smell is worst on Mendelsohn St, directly behind Bates Troy. From this location there are massive industrial fans that pump the air from inside Bates Troy onto the neighboring houses. The longterm health effects of this level of air pollution are unknown.
If you have also noticed Bates Troy's air pollution then we urge you to complete a DEC Odor Complaint Form. It is very important when filling out this form to be as specific as possible. Be sure to provide specific times/dates of odor incidents and a detailed description of why/how the odors are impacting quality of life at your property. Fill out a complaint each time you smell the odor. Then send them to the DEC at 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204-2400
We have a right to a clean environment. Bates Troy has a legal obligation to not disrupt the quality of our lives with noise, air and water pollution.
Bates Troy Dirty Neighbor is an ad hoc organization of concerned families living around the pollution produced by the Bates Troy Dry Cleaning Plant located at 151 Laurel Ave, Binghamton, NY 13905. We demand that Bates Troy comply with the laws of the State of New York. We may not have lawyers, money or high-ranking political allies. But we have something far more important: the truth is on our side.
"It is the public policy of the City that every person is entitled to ambient noise levels that are not detrimental to life, health, and enjoyment of his or her property."
-City of Binghamton Noise Control Ordinance