September 2, 2014

Superfund Specialty Steel























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.

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3 comments:

  1. What a great set of photos! Have you considered selling them? I was staying at a hotel in NYC a few months ago and the lobby was covered with pictures of abandoned places, it somehow made a great contrast with the luxury in the building. It was at one of the hotels of the Hotelscheap.org chain, maybe you should look it up and get your art famous, they'd surely offer you a deal :)

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  2. This is really cool and really creepy. Would you happen to have an address or know where this is located exactly? I haven't been able to find anything relating to this place anywhere.

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  3. Green growth Blloms from Urban overflow debilitate our drinking water supplies. On the off chance that something is not done our families are at grave danger. World Think Tank has the answer, would anyone say anyone is tuning in? Superfund org

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