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Some residents in Garden City have found lead in their drinking water, and many are therefore testing the water in their homes for lead, which can be very unhealthy and dangerous, especially for children. If you would like to test your home’s water for lead, you can get a free test kit through the NYS...
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Should Your Water Be Tested? Some residents in Garden City have found lead in their drinking water, and many are therefore testing the water in their homes for lead, which can be very unhealthy and dangerous, especially for children. If you would like to test your home’s water for lead, you can get a free...
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The Town of Hempstead has appointed Commissioners to the South Nassau County Water Authority Board. They are: John Reinhardt – Town of Hempstead Commissioner of Water Laura Ryder – Village of Lynbrook Trustee Joseph Baker – President of the South Merrick, Community Civic Association NYS law provides for five commissioners with two appointed by the Nassau...
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A public meeting was held recently at Cedar Creek Park regarding the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. Since we found out about it rather late, and were unable to have a member attend, a friend of League agreed to give us a report. The design of piping for treated sewage from Bay Park to Cedar...
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Long Islanders love their lawns, and work hard to keep them green and free of weeds. More than 200,000 acres of Long Island are lawns. These lawns are as green as they are because they are fertilized every year. Some of the fertilizer is used by the grass roots, but quite a bit of it...
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has finally reached a decision to contain and treat groundwater pollution from the chemical plume in Nassau County that has affected 11 public water supply wells and threatens another 16 as it moves slowly southward. The state plan is the first major effort at remediation of...
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by Nancy Marr (LWV Suffolk County) The Federal Government is developing a five-year plan to lease ocean lands in federal offshore areas all along our shorelines, including two leases on the North Atlantic region of the Outer Continental Shelf to companies that would drill for gas and oil. (Each state along the Atlantic coast owns...
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1,4-dioxane is a hidden carcinogen lurking in everyday products. It can be found in up to 46% of personal care products, including baby products, shampoo, body wash, and lotions. It is also found in many laundry detergents. 1,4-dioxane is not intentionally added to products and it does not enhance the effectiveness of a product, but...
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The US Geological Survey (USGS) resumed their data collection activities in Nassau County in the spring of 2016. Their funding was continued until October 2018 by Nassau County. It is not clear how much longer Nassau County alone will be able to continue to support the essential work of the USGS. It is time for...
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