Congressman McCarthy and EPA to Tour Superfund sites in New York
Contact: Elias Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-637-3664 (office) or 732-672-5520 (cell).
(New York, NY – March 30, 2012) On Monday, April 2, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy will tour two federal Superfund sites to mark the progress of cleanup work at the Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Ground Water Area Site in Garden City and the Pasley Solvents and Chemicals Inc Site in Hempstead. Both Superfund Sites are on Long Island, N.Y. Superfund is the name given to the federal environmental program established to address the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Superfund was enacted in the wake of the discovery of toxic waste dumps such as Love Canal in the 1970s. It allows the EPA to clean up such sites and to compel responsible parties to perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-lead cleanups.
What: Site tour with VIPs and subject matter experts. Photo ops and interviews
Who: Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
Donald T.Brudie, Mayor of the Village of Garden City
Wayne J. Hall, Sr., Mayor of the Village of Hempstead
11:00 a.m, Monday, April 2, 2012.
Tour begins at the Old Roosevelt Field Water Treatment Plant, Village of Garden City – located in the back of the Roosevelt Field Mall along the Clinton Rd. side of the property. The driveway for the Old Roosevelt Field Superfund Site is directly across the street from (near) 250 Clinton Road. See link: http://g.co/maps/6abe4.
From NYC * Take Long Island Expressway to Exit 39 for the Northern State Parkway. * Take Northern State Parkway approximately 2 miles south to Exit 31 that merges onto Glen Cove Road. * Take Glen Cove Road/Clinton Ave. approximately 1.5 miles south (note: Glen Cove Road changes to Clinton Ave. as you go through intersection with Old Country Road). * After intersection proceed about ½ mile and enter a driveway on the left just before Vanderbilt Court. * Proceed down driveway passing through chain link fence gate to the water treatment plant where the tour will start.
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