A state settlement with a private lab company over flawed pollution tests at a Nassau landfill will not prevent the federal government from continuing to pursue the issue, an EPA official tells the town supervisor.
Supervisor David Fleming had written to both the state Department of Health and the federal Environmental Protection Agency to protest the town being kept in the dark on the settlement.
Fleming and others in town learned of the $525,000 settlement with Pace Analytical Services only from reading The Times Union.
"Not a single person from your agencies has bothered to contact my office or town officials," Fleming wrote.
EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck replied that the agency was not part of the settlement.