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For immediate release:
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org

BROOKHAVEN COALITION HOSTS A PUBLIC COMMUNITY FORUM FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES

Brookhaven, NY--On Thursday, June 2, at 7:00pm, Stop The Sludge Coalition (STS) will hold a community forum to discuss pertinent environmental and public health issues. Members of the public, businesses, and community stakeholders will be attending as well as a panel of agencies and elected leaders from the Town, County, and State level. Issues include: Brookhaven Town Landfill, Manorville Compost; air quality and radioactivity from Long Island Compost.

STS was formed as a diverse partnership of stakeholder organizations throughout Brookhaven Town who work to protect and improve our communities’ quality of life. Originally formed to stop sludge from being further disposed of at the landfill, the focus has grown to address diverse and growing community concerns. The group has been renamed to reflect this, and the new name of STS is the ‘Brookhaven Community Coalition’ (BCC).

Panel Participants include: N.Y. State Assemblyman Dean Murray, NYS Senator Lee Zeldin, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko, Brookhaven Town Councilwoman District 4, Constance Kepert, Brookhaven Town Councilman District 6 Daniel Panico, N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Department of Health’s Andrew Rapiejko and Joette Pavelka

WHEN:    Thursday, June 2, 2011

TIME:        7:00 PM

WHERE: Bellport High School,
                 205 Beaver Dam Road
                 Brookhaven, NY 11719

WHAT: Stop the Sludge Coalition/Brookhaven Community Coalition hosts a community meeting about land use and public health and safety around industrial sites.

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by tbono  6/1/11