Well, that didn’t take long… despite the repeated promises of RXR and Glen Cove officials, Garvies Point development work (taking place even though not all approvals have been received) is already hurting our local waters. These people can’t even seem to install a simple drain correctly. And we’re supposed to have faith in them to protect us as work continues in the highly toxic Garvies Point environment??
According to the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor:
Discharges from Outfalls On May 17, following a rainfall of about 2 inches that occurred a few days before, most of the outfall pipes that were visible along the bulkheads in Glen Cove Creek had heavy flows. The large outfall on the north side of the creek was discharging brown, muddy water…Although the rainfall contributed to the heavy flow, matters had been made worse by new drains that had been installed on the property above the outfall…
On June 7, the DEC dye-tested the area and confirmed that the problem was the French drains on Parcel B of the LiTungsten site that had been installed as part of development activities. A stop-discharge order was issued, and the drains were removed. DEC tested samples of water that discharged into the creek for contaminants and required that a “dewatering plan” be completed and approved.
So much work has gone into restoring our shellfish beds and local marine environment, for the past 30 years! Don’t let RXR and Glen Cove undo all of this vital progress through sheer greed and unchecked development. Tell Governor Cuomo and shameful RXR sycophant Charles Lavine – you’re against the 12-story development at Garvies Point!