environment

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Routine tests of the groundwater beneath Bethpage High School on Long Island have revealed high levels of the carcinogen radium. It’s been found in several toxic plumes linked to contamination from the former Northrop Grumman aerospace plant.

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Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.

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A survey of hundreds of private wells in Connecticut found around seven percent contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic or uranium -- elements linked to a variety of illnesses.

New York Investigates Illegal Dumping On Long Island

May 4, 2017
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New York State environmental officials have received multiple tips about possible illegal dumping at several sites in Suffolk County.

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The congressional Long Island Sound Caucus has helped to secure $8 million in federal funding to help protect the Sound.

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