Local Government, Environmental Leaders Target Sand Land

The Sand Land property in Noyac in 2016 photo. Michael Heller PHoto

The Group for the East End and Citizens Campaign for the Environment will attend a joint press conference with New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming on Friday at the Old Noyac School House on Noyac Road to discuss a recent report issued by the Suffolk County Department of Health about groundwater contamination the county says stems from the Sand Land mine and waste processing facility on Millstone Road in Noyac.

The press conference will be held at 10 a.m. and will be hosted by the Noyac Civic Council.

Last week, the health department released its assessment of a 2017 test-well sampling program it conducted after securing a court order. The study identified groundwater contamination county health department officials said have penetrated deep into the area’s groundwater aquifer. During the press conference on Friday, local leaders will discuss next steps to prevent further contamination, according to the Group for the East End, which released a press release last week.