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"Dense Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 4 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 4 am EST Tuesday. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...into the early morning hours on Tuesday. * Impacts...limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Maloit , "Special Statement" ...Locally dense fog at times overnight... Areas of fog will continue over the tri-state into the overnight hours. While visibilities will mainly be in the 1 to 3 mile range, there could be localized areas with visibilities down to one quarter mile or less at times. Motorist should be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibilities. If reduced visibilities are encountered, reduce to a safe speed and use low beam headlights. Maloit 948 PM EST Mon Jan 22 2018 ...Locally dense fog at times overnight... Areas of fog will continue over the tri-state into the overnight hours. While visibilities will mainly be in the 1 to 3 mile range, there could be localized areas with visibilities down to one quarter mile or less at times. Motorist should be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibilities. If reduced visibilities are encountered, reduce to a safe speed and use low beam headlights. Maloit -- Tuesday Jan.23 18,03:04 AM

Suozzi, King Call for Passage of $42 Million in Funding for Navy/Grumman Plume Cleanup

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Souzzi, King: WWhile the water is safe to drink it is imperative that the site, and its effects on both the groundwater and soil, be dealt with immediately."

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Congressman Tom Suozzi.

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Bethpage, NY - July 7, 2017 - Today, Rep. Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) and Rep. Pete King (R – Seaford) joined together urging the House to pass increased funding levels for cleanup efforts related to the Navy/Grumman plume. King applauded Suozzi’s efforts to secure bipartisan support of $30 million in the original National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and an additional $12 million in an amendment to the bill. This money would go to the Navy Environmental Restoration account, which funds remediation and cleanup efforts of the Navy/Grumman Plume and other sites around the country.
 
The bill also directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy to submit a report on current funding levels’ impact on long-term cost as well as the feasibility of public-private partnerships to expedite cleanup of the plume and other similar sites. Though the water is safe to drink, Suozzi and King called on cleanup efforts to kick into high gear.
 
“For far too long – almost four decades – the people of Bethpage and surrounding areas have been dealing with this environmental crisis. While the water is safe to consume, it doesn’t change the fact that residents deserve to have this cleaned up once and for all. Congress needs to pass this funding increase so we can get this cleanup moving quickly and thoroughly,” said Congressman Suozzi.
 
“While the water is safe to drink it is imperative that the site, and its effects on both the groundwater and soil, be dealt with immediately. We must continue our efforts to advocate for tougher tests and measures to ensure the safety of that area and our families,” said Rep. King.
 
In April, Suozzi organized a meeting attended by King that brought together representatives from the Navy, Grumman, the DEC, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey and several local water districts to come up with ideas on how to resolve this crisis. The meeting resulted in everyone agreeing to collaborate to obtain necessary approvals, permits and funding to accelerate the cleanup.