Noyac residents were joined by environmentalists and elected officials on Friday, July 13, to call for the closure of Sand Land, a one-time sand mine that is now a vegetative waste processing facility. A recent report from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services concluded it is polluting the groundwater.
“We want our officials to act now before this becomes a Superfund site,” said Elena Loreto, the president of the Noyac Civic Council, which has been fighting to close Sand Land for years. “We don’t have time to let our aquifer become polluted.”
“The word is desperate, the word is anxious, the word is exasperated,” she added, as she described how neighbors feel about the situation. “We cannot wait any...| read more ››