Think about it. Radioactive shipments of soils come through our
neighborhoods on a freight train car. And nobody knows about it. How
ridiculous is that?
Our Villages along the railroad corridor do not receive a call, letter,
receive a briefing, or get a message by carrier pigeon to inform them of
these shipments or any other hazardous material going through our community
by freight train. That’s why I teamed up with Assemblymen Rob Walker
and Tom Alfano and Senator Kemp Hannon to stop this outrage.
We are sponsoring legislation that demands that freight companies that ship hazardous
materials inform our local village governments, fire departments, schools and police about
their activities. To date, counties receive this information, but villages are kept in
the dark. That is totally unacceptable.
To highlight the great concern regarding this situation in our community, I have held news
conferences and rallies with community leaders like New Hyde Park Mayor Dan Petruccio
and Mineola Mayor Jack Martins. The turnout for this event was truly extraordinary.
This effort is an important one for our community. Now, I would like to ask you for your
support for this legislation. Cut out the coupon in this mailer, or email me to show
that you care about our community. If you want our first responders and villages to be
armed with information that other county leaders get, join us today!
Say "Yes" to our community being given the information we need to protect our
neighborhoods, firefighters, police officers and other first responders. Say
"NO" to the closed-door secrecy.