18 homes closest to the former Geneva Foundry site are undergoing clean up now . Top soil contaminated with high levels of lead and arsenic is being stripped off and replaced. Other properties in the area will be dealt next year and beyond. What about the Foundry site itself ? Geneva City Manager Matt Horn says city engineers have been working back and forth with the State DEC and State Health department on design plans .
The Foundry was built on a giant concrete slab and there are questions about what contaminants may be underneath