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Long Island Landfill To Reduce Sulphur Dioxide Emissions Following EPA Lawsuit

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The town of Brookhaven on Long Island has reached a settlement with the federal government to reduce hazardous emissions at its landfill.

Brookhaven residents can breathe a little easier after complaining last year about the stench of rotten eggs near the landfill.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had sued the town over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for sulfur dioxide emissions at the Brookhaven Landfill.

Now, Brookhaven has agreed to lower sulfur dioxide concentrations in the landfill’s emissions, and pay a $250,000 fine.

The landfill is scheduled to close in 2024.

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.