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The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1006 am EDT Wed Sep 2 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. 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DEC Authorizes Rail-Based Solution to Alleviate Solid Waste Backlog on Long Island

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Strict Operational Controls, Use of Lidded Cars and Monitoring for Impacts Required.

Long Island, NY - July 23, 2014 - In a move designed to alleviate a backlog of solid waste on eastern Long Island, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today authorized a short-term operation involving the loading of wrapped bales of solid waste into rail cars with sealed lids to facilitate removal of stockpiled waste to licensed disposal facilities, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

"DEC worked cooperatively with the solid waste industry and local governments to find a solution to remove solid waste from eastern Long Island as expeditiously as possible," said Commissioner Martens. "Due to a shortage of available trucking resources, Long Island transfer stations have been unable to keep up with the volume of garbage during this peak season for waste generation. To reduce the risk that garbage would go uncollected from residents and businesses, DEC issued a temporary emergency authorization."

In response to an application by Omni Recycling of Babylon, DEC issued a 30-day Emergency Authorization permitting the temporary establishment of a rail transloading operation at an industrial site in Brentwood which includes stringent operational controls designed to prevent or minimize any impacts to the community, including:

  • Only wrapped bales of compacted solid waste may be transloaded, with no loose waste to be placed in rail cars;
  • The wrapped bales must be transloaded directly from flat bed trucks into rail cars. No waste is to be placed on the ground surface at the transload site;
  • Immediately upon placement into rail cars, the cars are to be fitted with solid lids to prevent odor impacts;
  • Within hours of loading, the lidded rail cars will be removed from the transload site for transport and delivery to a licensed out-of-state disposal facility; and
  • Environmental monitors will be required at both the transload site and the Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Queens to monitor the operation for potential impacts.

"These operational controls are designed to reduce the potential for any impacts to occur, and to provide for stringent oversight of this temporary operation while it is underway," Commissioner Martens said.

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