DEC Orders $1.3 Million Penalty for Illegal Mining, One of Largest Penalties in State History

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 17:48

Portion of Penalty Dedicated to the Protection of Long Island's Sole Source Aquifer

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that the state has executed an Order on Consent with BlueGreen Farms, Inc., LLC, for the operation of an unlawful mining operation in Yaphank, Suffolk County, New York. The order includes one of the largest mining penalties in New York State history-$1,350,000.

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