ROSLYN ESTATES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – New York State environmental officials are launching an investigation to determine how Freon contaminated a drinking water well on Long Island.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, a large well in Roslyn Estates was shut down in November because Freon was found. The chemical compound is used in refrigerators.

The state Department of Environment Conservation will investigate to figure out the source of the Freon and how it got into the water.

“Even though the Freon has not risen to the level of being dangerous, we still want to know,” Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) said.

“New York State Department of Environment Conservation is one of the very best, so I have no doubt that we’re going to have a professional, first-rate investigation,” said Lavine. “We will address this problem and we will solve this problem.”

Roslyn is currently serviced by six operating wells.

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