The New York Department of Environmental Conservation released a report citing 104 “hazardous waste” locations in the state, among them the “Vassar College laboratory dump.” The report alleged that the college’s biology labs may have dumped hazardous waste on Vassar farm.

Director of Facilities Operations at Vassar Farm Stephen R. Saulis responded, “I’ve checked with everyone and their brother….There is no validity to this [report].”     The Miscellany News

On June 17, 1986, Vassar was removed from the list of the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State.