Andreas Wildfang | Sunday May 10th, 2009
LONG ISLAND: 5 Randall Road, Shoreham, N.Y., between Tesla Court and Randall Road
SIZE: 15.69 acres
ZONING: Two-acre residential
PROS: Complex of 14 industrial buildings, including historic Tesla laboratory. Property can be delivered fully cleared and level.
CONS: Property was a New York State Superfund cleanup site, with the main concerns being silver and cadmium. Remediation was completed last year, but the site still requires semiannual groundwater monitoring as well as periodic inspections of two soil areas of concern, to ensure that they undergo no disturbance.
Source: The New York Times, Science, May 5th, 2009