EPA, State and Suffolk County to Launch Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-off

(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 11, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Suffolk County will collect and properly dispose of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes in Suffolk County. Beginning on Nov. 12, people in affected homes may bring household products, including solvents, paints, […]

November 8 Update on Shellfish Bed Openings

Effective at sunrise on Thursday, November 8, 2012, the NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented on October 29, 2012. Accordingly, at sunrise on Thursday, November 8, 2012 the harvest of shellfish (including bay scallops) is permitted from the following shellfish lands: Town of Huntington: All the normally certified shellfish […]


If your water is supplied by a private well and you live in a flooded area, you MUST get your water checked before you start using it again.  Contamination from flooded cesspools, or other chemicals may have gotten into your water supply, and you and your family could become ill from drinking or washing with […]

Second Aquifer Hearing

  SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATOR WILLIAM R. SPENCER & NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR JUDI BOSWORTH   Present   Water Security – Part 2 Identifying Issues Confronting Long Island’s Aquifers & Water Resources   Seeking public input on local & regional groundwater conditions and concerns. Discussing problems of water quality, saltwater intrusion, contamination cleanup and other issues affecting […]