Sen. Schumer in Massena today to urge EPA to move on Alcoa modernization plan
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 9:15 am

MASSENA – With Alcoa’s announced plan to modernize the former Reynolds Metals plant in Massena, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is to be at the plant today to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to move quickly on approvals for the work.

Alcoa announced on Saturday that it has conditionally approved moving forward with the first phase of the company's Massena Modernization Project, contingent on an EPA decision for the Grasse River.

New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy visited on Saturday to announced the $52 million plan for Alcoa’s Massena East Plant.

Alcoa will welcome Schumer this morning to further press the EPA to take prompt action to enable the investment. This will include site work and support projects in preparation for the construction of a new potline at the Massena East plant.

The company expects to spend $52 million on this modernization phase through 2015, including the $10 million commitment toward economic development.