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For Release: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Media Advisory for Wednesday, April 6

DEC Tour of Completed Superfund Cleanup in Islip

In advance of the second New York State Climate Action Council public hearing being held tonight in Brookhaven, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and DEC staff will be touring a recently completed Superfund site in West Islip. The extensive remediation of the Dzus Fasteners site and adjacent properties along Willetts Creek and Lake Capri included the removal of more than 80,000 tons of contaminated soil, restoration of sensitive ecosystems with water quality improvements and the removal of invasive species, and new climate resiliency features in the cleanup corridor to help prevent flooding issues that affected the area.

WHAT: A three-stop tour of the recently completed Dzus Fasteners Superfund site and adjacent areas

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Meet at the north end of the Stop and Shop Plaza, 440 Union Boulevard, Islip

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