Dust settles after complaints of blowing topsoil from Amagansett farm

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There’ a plan to combat the thick dust blowing from a farm on the East End.

Peter Van Scoyoc, supervisor for the Town of East Hampton, says the visibility was low on the highway for a little while due to the dust, and a number of businesses and residences were affected by the fine dust settling in their structures.

Van Scoyoc says they contacted the landowner and the farmer to work together for a positive solution. He says the solution entails spreading chopped straw on the field to keep the dust down.

“We are expecting rains later today and tomorrow, which should solidify that straw in the field and protect it for the rest of the winter we hope,” says Scoyoc.

Once the rain comes and freezes the hay in the fields, it will act as a blanket to keep the dust down.

 


 

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