MOUNT VERNON — There were no major surprises when city officials received word on the assessment of the former American National Can property.



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2 Responses to “No surprises from ANC property”

  1. Anonymous

    Ms StJean,nnYou are correct to be concerned when a politician uses this terminology. It IS very likely that the Mayor and municipal officials have previous knowledge of major contamination and just don’t want to repeat the bad news. Typical leadership (I use that description loosely) that thinks it is better for the public not to be reminded about what the community is facing. As for the Mt. Vernon news, they are doing exactly what a news agency should be doing, reporting on what the mayor states and not adding their “opinion” to the story. Hopefully the written (formal) report will be out soon and it can be reviewed by the news and the unadulterated facts disseminated to the public.n Here’s hoping.n

  2. Miriam StJean

    To whomever wrote this article:nnWhat does “there were no surprises” mean?nnNow, I personally expect the report to tell a tale of decades-long poison dumping into that property, and that it is NEVER safe to be bought as an addition to the Mount Vernon City acquisitionsnnOthers’ might believe, from the articles’ vague reporting, that the property has been cleared of any toxic threats – which I don’t believe for one damned minutennWould someone at the Mount Vernon News please take the time to clarity this?nnThank younnand next time, please review the report for yourself, and report on THOSE findings, not some “hint” from some “source” you may have receivednnthank you