Newsday says Conservative Party leader Michael Torres knew about dumping scandal months before public

There are still no arrests in the ongoing

There are still no arrests in the ongoing investigation.

WOODBURY - There are new developments on the toxic dumping scandal in the Town of Islip.

Newsday is reporting that a Conservative Party official was consulted months before the public was made aware of the problem. The District Attorney announced a probe in May after 50,000 tons of asbestos-laced debris was dumped in Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood.

A source says Islip officials met with party leader Michael Torres in January, when some of the debris was allegedly moved.

There are still no arrests in the ongoing investigation.

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