'I was at Rec park today (September 17) with my daughter and saw your sticker. I was suddenly glad to realize I am not the only one that has been hearing this noise. When Bates Troy was first being built I thought, wow this is great another business expanding here in Binghamton creating possibly more local jobs instead of moving some place else to expand. Sure it cost us 3 homes but they were not exactly on the historical registry either. But now they now have taken our community's kindness for a weakness and it must stop! I would like to become involved with your group and help get Bates Troy to obey local laws.' - Resident on Goethe St
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Bates Troy is not a green neighbor. They are an industrial dry-cleaning plant located inches from the nearest multi-unit residential apartment building. They produce excessive and disgusting dry cleaning odors that waft through peoples yards and into open windows. The smell is unhealthy.
For residents surronding Bates Troy's expansion, the facts are obvious: an industrial dry-cleaning plant is a blight on our community. A clean neighbor is the elderly retiree who keeps their yard neat not the dry cleaner bringing in semi trucks all hours of the day.
If Bates Troy is not a green neighbor now, were they a green neighbor in the past? No. Bates Troy previously used a cancer causing dry-cleaning chemical called PERC. And, on February 2nd 1993, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation's Spill Incidents Database Bates Troy deliberately spilled an unknown quantity of solvents into the sewer. This is the sewer flows into our rivers.
Bates Troy has not been a clean neighbor in the past and they are not a clean neighbor now.
There is only one solution to the Bates Troy noise problem: the City of Binghamton must enforce their preexisting laws. We are currently circulating a petition and we encourage you to sign it. At the moment, our only hope of restoring the quiet is this petition.
90 second background summary on the Bates Troy issue (click here if video doesn't appear):
Bates Troy attempts bribery to stop this campaign (click here if video doesn't appear):