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Letter: Clean up trash along LIRR tracks

A freight train partially derailed at the LIRR

A freight train partially derailed at the LIRR Jamaica station during the evening rush hour on May 14, 2014, an incident being investigated by MTA and railway officials. Credit: Uli Seit

Back in May 2011, the Long Island Rail Road admitted that it had dumped heaps of wood and steel alongside the tracks, and that cleanup would become a priority ["Trash by the tracks," News, May 1, 2011].

I have not seen one change in the debris that is along the tracks, right down to shovels, buckets and other still-usable work material.

The LIRR should use these discarded materials or reinstate its Trash Into Cash scrap metal program.

Christine Nowak, Farmingdale