Public Health Notice Issued for Residences Surrounding MacArthur Airport
If you live near the MacArthur Airport, you may have recently received a Public Notice from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) about the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Program. The Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Program is New York State’s superfund program for identifying, investigating, and cleaning up sites where the disposal of hazardous waste may present a threat to public health and/or the environment.
This Public Notice informed the community that Long Island MacArthur Airport has been added to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s registry as a Class 02 site that presents a significant threat to public health and/or the environment.
We are sharing this information because the DEC notice requests that anyone with property adjacent to this site please share this information with your neighbors.
How to Respond to a Toxic Waste Threat
The most important step you can take is to stay informed about the situation! Keep up with the local news, attend community meetings, and visit the Department of Environmental Conservation website to read up on the latest information. Additional information can be found using DEC’s “Environmental Site Remediation Database Search” engine here.
KNOW THE RIGHT CONTACTS
According to the Public Notice mentioned above, all site-related/health-related questions can be directed to the New York State Department of Health (Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation) and all project-related questions can be directed to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (Division of Environmental Remediation).
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
One of the top concerns residents tend to have in hazardous waste situations can be for the quality of their home’s water quality, as toxic contaminants can make their way into the community water supply under certain conditions.
If you share this concern, Varsity Home Service can help. We have whole-house water filtration systems and point-of-use reverse osmosis water filtration systems that deliver peace of mind in knowing that you are in control of your home's water quality, regardless of what may be happening in the community around you.
Feel free to give us a call to learn more at 631-567-4600 or schedule a free water filtration system estimate. You can even book a free estimate online at your convenience.
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