Toxic waste site owned by LIRR in Yaphank sparks environmental debate
The Department of Environmental Conservation is moving to clean up a toxic waste site owned by the Long Island Rail Road in Yaphank.
The four-acre parcel of land was once used as an unauthorized dumping site. Studies have discovered pollutants such as arsenic, lead and copper at the site.
The Town of Brookhaven and civic leaders don't support the DEC's plan to cap the contaminated soil...