Veterans sue over alleged dumping in Islandia
Veterans are suing a politically connected family accused of dumping waste at a veteran housing complex in Islandia.
The lawsuit claims that Thomas Datre Jr. and his father, Thomas Datre Sr., dumped thousands of tons of dangerous debris at the Veterans Way housing complex.
Newsday, which is owned by Cablevision, the parent company of News 12, reported that the suit was filed Monday on behalf of five families.
Attorneys for the defendants have said that "to suggest we intentionally poisoned anyone is offensive."