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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Feds: Two Elmont gas stations contained unsecure tanks
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Christina Daly/Herald
Petro gas station, on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, is out of service as its owners face charges in federal court.

“These defendants ignored their obligations under federal law to safeguard the public from gasoline and waste oil leaks at their underground storage tanks,” Lynch said in a statement. “These violations demonstrate a serious and longstanding disregard for the environment, for the health and safety of their employees, and for the health and safety of residents of Long Island.”

Judith Enck, the regional administrator of EPA Region 2, added, “The public should be assured that EPA will not stand idly by while owners and operators of underground storage tanks engage in practices that endanger public health and safety. We will continue to pursue prosecution of these and other violators to the full extent of the law.”

The gas stations that are the subject of the suit are the BP at 653 Hempstead Turnpike, the Petro at 1278 Hempstead Turnpike, both in Elmont, a Liberty at 725 Wyandanch Ave. in North Babylon and a Petro at 4305 Austin Blvd. in Island Park.

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