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Toxins spread from Jamaica site: Report

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Since the state discovered significant chemical contamination in February at the Atlantic Express Bus Co. location in Jamaica, area residents have worried that the toxins may have seeped into the drinking water and possibly caused cancer.

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) and civic leader Manuel Caughman said the state Department of Environmental Conservation revealed in a report that toxic dry cleaning chemicals have contaminated the groundwater beyond the site in a southeast direction toward Merrick Boulevard. The report is expected to be released to the public next week.

Posted 7:05 pm, October 10, 2011
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