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Biohazard company cleans up Deer Park house

The Babylon Town Hall is shown.

The Babylon Town Hall is shown. Credit: Carl Corry

Employees of a biohazard cleanup company hired by Babylon Town removed eight containers of material from a Deer Park house late last month after it was deemed a public hazard.

Material removed from the Osceola Avenue home included dead animals, food waste and decades-old newspapers, town spokesman Kevin Bonner said. Town Public Works employees removed an additional three truckloads of debris and vegetation from outside the house.

A social worker and representative from the town's Division of Drug and Alcohol Services visited the homeowner and offered counseling, but those offers were rejected, Bonner said.

Babylon's town board approved the cleanup over objections from the owner's attorney last month.

The house has not had heat or running water for more than 10 years and was inhabited for some time by raccoons, according to a town fire marshal's report.

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