2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 11 Sep 2007 18:21:26 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Hicksville, NY fuel-rod site
Contaminated Hicksville site spurs suit

Long Island Newsday (NY)
September 10, 2007

Two employees who worked at a Hicksville magazine distributorship that sat atop a contaminated former nuclear-fuel production plant have sued Verizon Communications Inc. after contracting illnesses they say were related to radiological and other toxins released at the site.

Verizon predecessor GTE inherited liability for the site from onetime subsidiary Sylvania Electric Products, which operated the fuel-rod facility in the 1950s and 1960s.

Gerard DePascale and Liam Neville, both of whom formerly worked for Magazine Distributors Inc. when it was located on Cantiague Rock Road in Hicksville, charge in a suit filed last month that Verizon and its predecessor companies failed to "warn or prevent the use of toxic chemicals and radioactive substances" in their workplace. They worked at the distributor from the early 1990s to early 2000s. The site, now being supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, remains under investigation after a partial cleanup.


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Lenny Siegel
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