New York State Parks Department accused of polluting shores

The Peconic Baykeeper has announced intentions to file a lawsuit against the New York State Parks Department for its involvement in the pollution of many

The Peconic Baykeeper is filing a lawsuit against the state.

The Peconic Baykeeper is filing a lawsuit against the state. (7/18/13)

WEST SAYVILLE - The Peconic Baykeeper has announced intentions to file a lawsuit against the New York State Parks Department for its involvement in the pollution of many of the waters surrounding the Island.

Kevin Mcallister, the Peconic Baykeeper, says he has two actions, one of which has been filed in the state courts, that identifies many sewage plants and septic treatment facilities that have deficient wastewater standards.

The second action is to be filed in the federal court that identifies five state parks for failure to effectively address wastewater discharge. They include Robert Moses, Heckscher State, Sunken Meadow, Wildwood and Belmont State Park.

Mcallister says the lawsuits indicate that these entities do not have the proper permits to discharge as much waste as they currently do.

The suit would go to court if they do not hear back from the organizations within the next 90 days.

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