Environmentalists irked by Town of Riverhead car storage plan

According to Town of Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, the town will provide temporary storage space for 7,500 vehicles. He says cars are arriving at a

Cars damaged by Superstorm Sandy are bound for

Cars damaged by Superstorm Sandy are bound for Calverton. (Credit: News 12)

CALVERTON - Environmentalists are raising concerns over plans to store cars damaged by Sandy in Calverton.

According to Town of Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, the town will provide temporary storage space for 7,500 vehicles. He says cars are arriving at a rate of 30 per hour and that they will remain at Enterprise Park for six months before being auctioned off.

However, environmental activists say runoff from the cars may seep into the ground and contaminate the water supply.

Walter says the town is set to make $1 million off the process. To counter critics, he says the cars will be placed on paved surfaces to best prevent runoff issues.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The MTA intends to raise LIRR fares for 1 Sole public hearing held on proposed LIRR fare hikes
This week's news includes a major announcement between 2 The Download: Tech News for 12/7
The video was posted on YouTube by professional 3 Police: 4 men arrested in Splish Splash BMX video
According to the Chronicle, the photos were emailed 4 Hofstra University fraternity Sigma Pi accused of hazing ritual
Stoker Olukotun Williams was sentenced to life in 5 Bay Shore man gets life in prison for murdering prostitute

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Volunteers from New Orleans are donating supplies to Katrina survivors pitch in

Long Island Sandy victims are getting help from survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Volunteers from New

This half-hour special examines the storm's impact on Sandy Emergency Resources & Coverage

LINKS Nassau County Office of Emergency Management National Hurricane Center FEMA - Hurricanes Suffolk Family

Sandy Bellone: We must take Sandy seriously

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone wants to remind residents to take proper precautions during Hurricane

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE