Jon Williams

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's public comment period for a Tonawanda Coke cleanup plan ending July 31, the Erie County Legislature's Government Affairs Committee welcomed representatives of organizations with an interest in the process to a Thursday hearing.

Courtesy of Varidi Parente

A company called Viridi Parente or Green Machine is another part of Jon Williams' Ontario Specialty Contracting. It's clean technology stands in contrast to the internal combustion vehicles built by Chevrolet at Buffalo's East Delavan industrial site a century ago.


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A federal bankruptcy court judge in Buffalo has approved the sale of the former Tonawanda Coke property.

Residents of the Delavan-Grider neighborhood are fed up with the stalled cleanup of the former General Motors plant on East Delavan Avenue. Underground the plant are toxic chemicals that may be impacting the neighborhood and the already badly-polluted Scajaquada Creek. Neighbors want the state to end its tug of war with the property’s owner and fix the problem.