Renovations at Grippen Park Continuing

By Candace Chapman

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 24, 2006 at 8:41 PM EDT

Broome County is spending $1.4 million to repair damage caused by two floods last year.

Right now, crews are digging up the floor to get to the soil underneath.

That will help speed cleanup of antifreeze that leaked into the ground.

While that spill is contained, the county is also having tests done to make sure there were no other leaks in the past.

"They're removing a mud pack now which is the part underneath the coils. We've seen no staining or any evidence of spills," said B.C. Public Works Commissioner Henry Weissman.

Weissman says the county will have a new rink constructed that's more protected from floods.

It should be open by November.

That county set aside $900,000 to upgrade the rink, and it will also use federal flood aid.

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