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State seeks input on Lindenhurst brownfield site

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to review a report on a brownfield cleanup site in Lindenhurst.

The site is that of the former Jericho Marine, at 269 East Montauk Hwy., between Deauville Parkway and Venetian Boulevard. The property is described as containing “a derelict single-story, masonry building” that was originally used as a service station and an office trailer now being used for a real estate business.

The report states that the site was first developed in 1962 for a gas station, which operated until 1974, was used as a convenience store until 1979 and then was a retail boat business until it was abandoned in 1995.

The report concerns gasoline contaminants that made their way to the water table, contaminating the groundwater and forming a plume that is “currently migrating south.”

However, the report notes, residents are not drinking the contaminated groundwater because the area is served by an unaffected public water supply.

The report can be viewed at Lindenhurst Memorial Library.

The DEC and state Department of Health are currently reviewing a remedial action work plan for the site. Once approved, this document will be available for viewing, the DEC stated, and the public will be notified of a 45-day public comment period.  

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