BRIGHTON, N.Y. — The Department of Environmental Conservation is set to begin remedial work on a plot of land in Brighton where harmful chemicals have been found in the ground water and soil.

The DEC classifies the site on Monroe Avenue at the Town and Country Dry Cleaners as a class "2" inactive hazardous waste disposal site.

The site is close to a half acre of mixed commercial and residential area.

The chemicals found in the soil are consistent with waste from dry cleaners, which have been operating on the site since 1969.

The project will include removing the contaminated soil and installing a network of piping that will treat the groundwater.

State contractors are being hired to complete the project at a cost of roughly $1.4 million.

It'll take about three months.