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Sen. Ralph Marino, right, and David Peirez, attorney
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Sen. Ralph Marino, right, and David Peirez, attorney for Shore Realty Corp., look over pipes and valves used in gathering hazardous waste materials at Applied Environmental Services on Shore Road in Glenwood Landing. The above-ground storage tank in the background holds 45,672 gallons of waste oil. Shore Realty purchased the property in 1983 and evicted Applied Environmental in January 1984. (Feb. 24, 1984)

From 1980 to 1983 at the four-acre site, Applied Environmental recovered fuels from hazardous wastes. The site had seven underground tanks and 11 above-ground tanks; spills and leaks caused soil and groundwater contamination. Before 1980, the site was operated by a petrochemical company; several spills happened during that company’s tenure on the property including an overturned tank trailer that spilled 3,000 gallons of the volatile organic compound toluene. Source: EPA(Credit: Newsday / Cliff De Bear)

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