Opinion

We applaud the Port Washington News for its dedication to quality of life issues.

In fact, the overall quality of life Port Washington represents was a major factor in the decision to invest in the reconstruction of the shopping area along the east side of Port Washington Boulevard.

However, in the PW News' effort to inform the residents, it seems that the old Munsey Cleaners difficulties have become the generic reference for a problem caused by a number of establishments in the past.

Specifically, regarding the article in the Aug. 21 issue of the Port Washington News, it seems unfair to refer to the Munsey location as the "original contaminated site...." If the DEC indeed finds a problem, it will take a great deal of research to determine where it originated.

For the record, I have gone through many years of air and ground tests - and scrutiny - by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The result is that I have received an official "No Further Action Required" notice from them. I also continue to monitor the area on a regular basis as requested by the DEC.

Thank you for helping keep the record straight on this long-term concern.

Victor A. Musso


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