Roberto Clemente

Town hopes to open park in 6 months
7:01 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Islip updates skeptical residents on dumping

Islip officials delivering an update to Brentwood residents on illegal dumping
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Officials on Long Island hosted a public forum Wednesday night to update residents on the illegal dumping at several Islip sites. State and local health officials were present to answer questions on potential health risks.   

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Officials still evaluating health risks
5:55 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

More carcinogens found at dump sites

DA Thomas Spota detailing his investigation into five illegal dumping sites in Islip and Babylon
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Thursday that pesticides and cancer-causing metals have been found at two of the five illegal dumping sites being investigated by local and state authorities. 

Spota said bore samples from the two sites, Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood and a vacant lot off Route 111 in Central Islip, contain the banned pesticides DDT, chlordane, and dieldrin. He also says a host of hazardous metals including arsenic and cobalt were also found. 

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6th illegal dumping site found
12:58 am
Wed May 21, 2014

More Illegal dumping found in Babylon

One of six sites being investigating for possible toxic dumping
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

The town of Babylon says it has learned of another illegal dumping site, this time in Deer Park. Officials are investigating to see if this latest site is connected to the 32,000 tons of toxic debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Islip. 

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32,000 tons of asbestos laden waste
6:33 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Politics mount as more illegal dumping found

One of "multiple" illegal dumping sites being investigated for toxic contaminates in the town of Islip
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

The Long Island town of Islip said Monday that the air around Roberto Clemente park in Brentwood does not contain asbestos. Air sampling was necessary after officials found 32,000 tons of illegally dumped material there that did contain asbestos. There is now a criminal investigation underway and  the issue is also becoming political.

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