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06/15/18 1:12pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The town Medical Center and location of the Senior Activities Center.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The town Medical Center and location of the Senior Activities Center.

A contractor for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is scheduled to be on the Island Monday to install carbon filters to remediate the problem at the  Senior Activities Center with MTBE — methyl tertiary butyl ether, an additive that was used in gasoline before the substance was banned in 2004. 

The increased presence of the colorless, odorless substance resulted in advising those in the Senior Center and medical offices that they should use bottled water until the problem was resolved. (more…)