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N.Y. AG Announces $627K In Civil Penalties For Illegal Dumping On Long Island

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks in Brentwood on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
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New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks in Brentwood on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Eight companies will pay up to $627,000 in civil penalties for illegally dumping contaminated waste at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island.

The companies dumped 39,000 tons of hazardous construction waste over three years.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said the violation victimized a community that has a high number of Black and Hispanic residents.

"This is not just an environmental issue, my friends. It’s a health issue. It’s also an issue of injustice. Quite simply an issue of environmental racism," James said.

The fees from the civil penalties will be used to improve the park and other public facilities in the Brentwood community.

Legal actions against 25 other companies and individuals named in the federal suit are also pending.

The companies are:

  • Atria Builders, LLC (construction contractor) will pay $90,000;
  • Monaco Construction Corp., Alef Construction Inc., and 158 Franklin Ave. LLC (construction contractors) will collectively pay $58,439;
  • Triton Construction Company, LLC (construction contractor) will pay $108,505;
  • IEV Trucking Corp. (waste broker) will pay $300,000
  • Touchstone Homes LLC (construction contractor) will pay $175,000; and
  • COD Services Corp. (waste broker) will pay $40,000.