In 2011, BASF opened its environmental education classroom and wildlife habitat at the site of the company’s former manufacturing facility in Rensselaer to the public. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently toured the site.
The chemical manufacturer BASFrecently reached an agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to dredge contaminated river sediment from the site of its former dye plant in Rensselaer. It’s at the end of a residential street that runs along the river. The company is expected to begin the cleanup at the end of the year, but some residents are concerned.