environment

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Some Suffolk County municipalities want to get rid of Styrofoam cups and containers from their communities. Patchogue Village banned plastic foam containers last month and East Hampton Village could follow suit, making it illegal for restaurants to use styrofoam cups and containers.

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A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hear the State of Connecticut’s complaint about air pollution drifting in from a coal-driven power plant in Pennsylvania.

LI's MacArthur Airport May Become Superfund Site

Feb 1, 2018
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New York State environmental officials listed MacArthur Airport as a possible Superfund site after they detected high chemical compound levels in nearby wells.

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With the release of its master plan for offshore wind energy, New York State is doubling down on its commitment to renewable energy at a time when the Trump administration is moving to allow coastal drilling for oil and gas.

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Groundwater tests for a possible carcinogen at hazardous waste sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties still aren’t complete nearly a year after they were announced by New York State.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has only completed tests on 20 percent of the 154 sites on Long Island.

Results from those tests show a few sites with elevated levels of 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogenic chemical used in solvents and consumer care products. The chemical is difficult and costly to treat once it gets into the water supply.

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