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    John Hall


    Just saw this report on News 12 Long Island. It seems that the NYS DEC has found extremely high levels of manganese in water near the Long Island Compost Company site. What the News report failed to make clear is what the connection is between LIC and the water samples that are contaminated. Is there a connection? Does the DEC know for a fact that the contamination comes from the Compost Company? What kind of activity produces this contaminant? I’m looking for a link to the DEC report.

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    John Hall

    Here’s a link to the DEC press release about this Yaphank groundwater incident. Apparantly, the DEC believes that: “…the facility appears to be the primary source of the contamination.” I find this especially worrisome given the nature of the business, a company that’s engaged in compost production is a company that’s supposed to be one of the good guys regarding the environment. No? How could such a ‘green’ outfit possibly be putting so much harmful manganese into the groundwater? Scary.

    DEC Releases Horseblock Road Groundwater Report – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a report containing the results of an investigation into groundwater quality in the Horseblock Road area in Yaphank, Suffolk County.

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