Statement by Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose)
April 11, 2012
Today’s announcement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they have entered an agreement with General Electric and SI Group, Inc. to collect and properly dispose of contaminated groundwater and liquid leaching from the Dewey Loeffel Landfill is great news for our community. The agreement, which included a cleanup plan that will be overseen in its entirety by the EPA, is attributed to years and years of the community pushing for more stringent oversight of this landfill cleanup. Congratulations to Nassau Town Supervisor Dave Fleming, Anne Rabe, Kelly Travers-Main and the United Neighbors Concerned About GE/Dewey Loeffel Landfill for their continued advocacy to clean up the former landfill site. I look forward to continue working with community leaders and the EPA as we all work toward a clean, healthy and sustainable water supply for future generations.