Potentially polluted sites on Long Island

Here is data from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation on possibly polluted sited in Nassau and Suffolk counties. These are the category codes:

Code 2: A site at which the disposal of hazardous waste has been confirmed and the presence of such hazardous waste or its components or breakdown products represents a significant threat to public health: or hazardous waste disposal has not been confirmed, a federal priorities list.

Code 4: A site that has been properly closed but that requires continued site management consisting of operation, maintenance and/or monitoring.

Code A: A non-registry site in any remedial program where work is underway and not yet complete.

Code C: Sites where the state has determined that remediation has been satisfactorily completed under a remedial program.

Code P: Where the DEC is investigating to determine if they have hazardous materials at a significant-enough level to be considered a threat to public health.

Code PR: Sites which are now or once were regulated by the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act because they once generated, treated or stored hazardous wastes.

Code N: Includes several categories of possible contamination.

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