Sand mine expansion opposed

Environmental and citizen groups, along with officials from the Town of Southampton, called on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to stop Sand Land Corp. from expanding its sand mining and mulching operation on the north side of Middle Line Highway in Noyac. The groups met Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Old Noyac Schoolhouse and then went to see the open pit mine as they called for water testing after the company applied to enlarge the operation. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)?