Candidate meet-greet, waste site forum
Meet-greet with Nassau County candidates
Four local civic associations plan to host tomorrow a public “Meet the Candidates Night.”
The free event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Merrick Golf Course, on 2550 Clubhouse Rd. Refreshments will be served.
The joint meeting is sponsored by the North Bellmore Civic Association, the South Bellmore Civic Association, the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, and the South Merrick Community Civic Association.
Candidates for Nassau County Executive; Edward Mangano and Tom Suozzi have been invited along with county candidates for comptroller, district attorney, and county clerk. Town of Hempstead candidates for supervisor, town clerk, town council, and Nassau County legislators have also been invited along with judicial candidates for supreme court, county court, and district court, organizers said.
— AISHA AL-MUSLIM
Health risks of waste site to be discussed
The nonprofit Choice For All, is hosting a community meeting tomorrow to inform Roosevelt residents about potential environmental and health hazards associated with brownfields in Roosevelt, with a focus on the 20 West Centennial Ave. site.
The event, in conjunction with Hofstra University, RCRG and Sustainable Long Island, will be held at the Roosevelt Fire District Headquarters, at 56 West Centennial Ave., at 7 p.m. Speakers include representatives from the state Department of Health, Nassau County Department of Health and Sustainable Long Island.
The brownfield site, at 20 West Centennial Ave., was formerly used by various uniform and linen supply companies. This brownfield is considered a State Superfund site, an uncontrolled place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting the ecosystem or people.
Tetrachloroethene, a colorless liquid widely used for dry cleaning of fabrics, has been detected in the soil immediately beneath the slab of the building and in the groundwater. It is suspected that an off-site groundwater plume has passed beneath residential properties to the south of the site, according to the state Department of Environmental Conversation website.
Under an interim remedial measures plan that began in June, groundwater and soil samples were extracted from the property and a soil vapor excavation system was put in place. Results from these findings are expected to be available in the next month, organizers said.
For more information about the event, call 516-992-5052, email email@example.com or visit www.choiceforall.org.
— AISHA AL-MUSLIM