Great Neck Water Authority warns of chemical spill

The Great Neck Water Authority says it has just found out about a gasoline leak that happened in 2007 that could have contaminated ground water.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says the spill happened at an Exxon Mobile gas station and that the spill poses no risk to people or wildlife.

However, Great Neck Water Authority Superintendent Gregory Graziano says, "Any water supplier should be notified immediately of a spill."

By law, Exxon Mobile was only required to notify the DEC.

The water authority says the drinking water is safe for now and it will be testing to determine the scope of the spill.

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