Briarcliff vandals may be contaminated

(08/02/03) BRIARCLIFF MANOR - Investigators think the people who recently vandalized an old mercury pump station in Briarcliff Manor may have been exposed to contaminants. The health scare began after workers found mercury spilled on the floor of the building.

The building has been closed since the mercury spill was discovered on July 24. The village is asking anyone who may have been involved with the spill to get tested for mercury exposure. Officials say they are concerned about the vandals' health, and that they are not looking to punish anyone.

The mercury sub-station is not in use. It sits 75 feet away from a youth center, and officials want it either torn down or guarded 24 hours a day.

 

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