Treated landfill water to be discharged into Valatie Kill

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. — Treated water from the Dewey Loeffel Landfill will be discharged into the Valatie Kill.

The Environmental Protection Agency ruling says samples from the groundwater collected in two 20,000 gallon tanks at the site's treatment plant were safe.

Tests were clear of PCB's and Dioxane, and contained legal levels of metals like Mercury.

The landfill, which held contaminated materials for much of the 50's and 60's, is a point of contention for the Nassau community.

Government leaders are fighting for a public health study on the effects of pollution on residents, after the EPA passed on the study.


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