Report claims PSEG poles are tainting soil with wood preservative pentachlorophenol

Environmentalists say penta poses a risk to people's

Environmentalists say penta poses a risk to people's health and the environment. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

A new report from a consulting group says transmission poles installed by PSEG Long Island may be tainting soil in East Hampton.

Rebecca Singer heads an organization formed to fight the installation of the PSEG LI power poles. She says testing performed by Dermody, a Center Moriches environmental consulting company, has confirmed the presence of pentachlorophenol, a toxic wood preservative...

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