The former Superfund Specialty Steel is an approximately 90 acre industrial site in Upstate NY. The main facilities contain a bunch of inactive buildings and open land. The original facility was constructed in 1909, with additions constructed in 1920, 1936, 1940 and 1968.
This Industrial site was used for the manufacturing of iron and steel dating back to 1908. Foundry operations gave way to forging and finishing of stainless steel rod and wire from supplied billets. Past operations at the facility leading to site contamination have included; pickling operations using molten sodium or barium salts, trichloroethylene pickle baths, metal plating operations, solid waste disposal, spillages and discharges into the cooling pond.
Experiencing financial difficulties through the late 1990's Superfund Specialty Steel ceased operations in 2001. Now the site sits waiting for Environmental Clean Up.