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: NYPD Cracking Down On Growing Fake Temporary License Plate Problem

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: Seen On Video: Marijuana Thrown Off Rooftop During Attempted Robbery In Brooklyn

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.

© 2017 CBS Local Digital Media

MORE NEWS: Police Say Man Smashed Bottle In The Face Of Subway Rider In Brooklyn