NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A recent state crackdown on illegal dumping has uncovered nine sites and resulted in hundreds of citations issued.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg according to Suffolk County legislator Kara Hahn regarding the nine illegal dumping sites discovered in a two day state crackdown this month.READ MORE: Trump Says His 'Journey' Is 'Far From Being Over' In First Major Public Speech Since Leaving Office
A problem, she adds, that is of special importance on Long Island.
“Especially because we sit over a sole source aquifer,” she tells WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs. “Anything that gets dumped on our land winds up trickling down into our drinking water.”READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Agrees To Attorney General James' Demand For Legal Referral To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations
More than half of the 200 citations in the crackdown for unlawful disposal were handed out on Long Island.
The state is promising more crackdowns in the months ahead.
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