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State: no cancer cluster at Frank P. Long

A study performed by the New York State Department of Health deemed that the cancers found in teachers at Frank P. Long Intermediate School “do not appear unusual.” The study looked at …

Public hearing scheduled for Monday canceled after community pushback

Town said $20 million has been spent to continue dealing with smells ahead of closure

Defend H2O claims dredging of Lily Lake is violation under Clean Water Act atop inadequate permitting and deficient environmental review

Despite resolutions to accommodate increased costs, the landfill will close after cell 6.

The drain-and-dredge project at Willow Lake in Yaphank went as planned, though the dredging downstream at Lily Lake has been halted for the time being due to concerning sediment buildup.

Recent capping at the town’s landfill has caused increased but temporary odors, which are expected to reduce by end of week.

The Town of Brookhaven has estimated that 600 cubic yards of sediment has accumulated in the pool beneath the spillway of Lily Lake Dam. A hose connected to a portable trash pump has been placed in the water.

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