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Sand Mining Comment Sought

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 10:30
An aerial view of the controversial Sand Land mine in Noyac
Doug Kuntz

The State Department of Environmental Conservation is soliciting input from the public as it embarks on a new study of the impact of sand mining on Long Island's groundwater.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., there will be a virtual meeting to introduce the study and seek comments from residents, environmental advocates, government officials, and other stakeholders. The study is aimed at ensuring "the continued protection of the region's sole-source aquifer," including the installation of monitoring wells at the Island's sand-mining sites. It is being conducted as part of a mandate issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year.

More information, including a link where Tuesday's meeting can be accessed, can be found online at

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