Toxic waste sites around the Bronx may finally be getting cleaned up
Toxic waste sites around the Bronx may finally be getting cleaned up, as state lawmakers have cleared the way for millions of dollars in funding. Residents and lawmakers in Eastchester gathered near one of the sites Friday to celebrate the announcement. Hexagon Laboratories is one of the worst of the Superfund sites. When the company left the Bronx a decade ago, it left behind hazardous chemicals like cyanide and arsenic. The new bill would provide $120 million to begin cleaning up these sites around the state.Cleanup of toxic waste sites around the Bronx is expected to begin early next year, and it could take years to complete.