Long Island, NY - September 21, 2016 - Senator Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) recently joined with members of the State Senate and Assembly to hold a public hearing on Long Island’s water quality. Recent occurrences related to the Bethpage Plume have caused concern among many residents about the quality of their water, its effect on their health, and what can be done to ensure acceptable standards are met for the future of their communities.
The public hearing, held at the Legislature of Suffolk County, featured the testimony of elected officials, environmentalists, and scientists. Several experts were on hand to make recommendations about what can be done to prevent additional water contamination, and to weigh in on current State efforts to address Superfund sites.
“As your Senator, my top priority is your health and safety. It is imperative to reach a resolution on proper water quality maintenance as soon as possible. We must implement an effective, fiscally responsible cleanup process regarding Superfund sites such as the one in Bethpage. I am working alongside my colleagues in State government, and also with local officials and environmental experts, to devise a concrete plan to resolve these issues,” said Senator Venditto.