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Binghamton Depot

Binghamton Depot
Hoyt Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13901-1699

DLA's Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Broome County Health Department to conduct sampling at the Binghamton Depot and evaluate the installation's potential impact on the local community. This effort was spurred by the presence of a cancer cluster affecting young children in the area. DLA is working to ascertain and demonstrate that DNSC is not the cause of these illnesses. In addressing this serious concern, DNSC has developed an outstanding working relationship with both the county and the state.

The Defense National Stockpile Center planned to move thousands of metric tons of mercury from supply depots in Hillsborough, Binghamton, NY, New Haven, IN., Warren, Ohio, and Oak Ridge, TT, to a the defense distribution center in Richmond, VA. But the decision to consolidate all the mercury in Virginia was dropped in June 2000 after officials at the Richmond depot complained and it was determined a required environmental assessment of the move would take too long. Instead, stockpile officials decided to move Binghamton's 210 metric ton stockpile to the Somerville Supply Depot.

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