Endicott Man Posts IBM Cancer ‘Warning’ on North St. Building
Warning signs have appeared on property across from IBM's former Endicott manufacturing complex describing the site as a "cancerous chemical spill area."
Mark Bacon, who owns a building at 1412 North Street, said the signs went up a few days ago.
Bacon has been active in efforts to call attention to pollution linked to the old IBM production facility that has since become the Huron Campus. The site is home to BAE Systems and several other companies.
Bacon said he has received a notice from the village alleging the new signs violate Endicott's code enforcement regulations.
Despite cleanup efforts paid for by IBM, Bacon believes chemicals at the site used by the company for several decades continue to pose a public health risk.
Bacon said he'll fight any move by the village to have the signs removed. He said: "I didn't do anything wrong."
Endicott code enforcement officials could not be reached to comment on the signs.
IBM corporate representatives did not respond to a call seeking a response to the message now posted on the North Street building.
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