Now, for the first time, we're hearing stories about an infamous train derailment in 1970, involving a toxic solvent which I can't spell or pronounce. I can just imagine the old timers gathering around the local diner i n LeRoy, discussing the events of that day in vivid detail. It just keeps getting more bizarre. From WGRZ...
Rumors persist that the school or ground sit atop rock and soil trucked in from a part of LeRoy still suffering the after-effects of a huge spill of the toxic solvent trichloroethylene in a 1970 train derailment.
LeRoy schools superintendent Kim Cox declined to answer questions about the gas wells or fill.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees ongoing cleanup of the Lehigh Valley Railroad spill, has no knowledge of fill being taken from the site, said spokesman Elias Rodriguez. But Raba's group has asked the agency to look into it because so many people swear it happened.