Progress Toward Restoration
Corporate/Private Spending on Remediation
Little information is available regarding the level of corporate spending for remedial activities in the Areas of Concern. The Commission does know, however, that corporate expenditures to control contamination from hazardous waste sites in the New York state portion of the Niagara River Area of Concern will exceed $600 million (USD), excluding operation and maintenance expenses. The Commission believes that such investments by the private sector be monitored by the governments and that their contribution to the overall cleanup effort be recognized in order to provide the full accounting the Commission and the public deserve.