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The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Central Islip and names the since-convicted mastermind of the illegal dumping scandal and nearly three dozen other people and companies allegedly responsible.
For Long Island especially there’s concern that such toxins could seep into the region’s underground aquifers, the sole source for drinking water.
The outcome of this hotly contested race could send ripples through the Democratic Party on Long Island and beyond because it threatens the control of its traditional leadership.
Four companies were also charged with illegally dumping toxic debris.
Politicians are out in full force, hoping to seal the deal, knowing that turnout will be key in this off-year when the White House is not up for grabs.
"I share the anger, the embarrassment and the frustration…at the failure of leadership and oversight by some in our town while I was overseas.”
“This pile of toxins is a genuine threat to the health of the Great South Bay ecosystem."
“We have received indication that there may have been dumping at other locations,” Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota said of the five alleged illegal toxic dumpsites already under investigation.