Articles Tagged ‘gasoline’

Hundreds of thousands of displaced Long Islanders have the option of voting by affidavit ballot this Election Day following an executive order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday Nov. 5, 2012 to help remedy the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the voting public. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)

Long Island Elections: Fire, Gas Leaks and Power Outages

Fire. Gas leaks. Spotty electricity. For myriad reasons that were…



Hundreds of people swarmed a Hess gas station on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst on foot and by car Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 to get as much fuel as they could as temperatures continued to drop and more than 700,000 residents remained without heat or electricity one week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked devastation across the Northeast. It was a familiar scene across Long Island. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)

Long Island Gas Crisis: Promises and Hope

Much-needed gasoline deliveries began trickling into fuel-starved communities across Long Island throughout the weekend as temperatures plummeted and lengthy gas lines continued to expand. The…



People stood in long lines at a Hess gasoline station on Old Country Road in Hicksville late Thursday, Nov. 1 filling gas cans and containers for vehicles and generators. Much of Long Island remained without power nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)

Long Island Gasoline Crisis: Lines and Desperation

Emotions continued to run high across Long Island and Queens Thursday and Friday as residents seeking gasoline for vehicles and generators waited for hours to…



Gasoline Additive MTBE Threatens Long Island’s Drinking Water

There is a constant hum at the corner of Armstrong Road and Park Avenue, not out of place among the electric and steel companies that make up the industrial side streets of Mineola. But it isn’t the sound of electric generators or the engines of machinery that can be heard above rush hour traffic. Behind an 8-foot gate sits a tiny beige cabin as unassuming as a tool shed—yet it’s the last line of defense between an invisible toxic gasoline additive, Methyl tert- butyl ether (MTBE), and the town’s drinking water supply. Within these walls a pump works day and night to strip the suspected carcinogen, a fast-moving toxin that has spread from a leaking storage tank more than a mile away, from residents’ water supply before it eventually hits the faucets of more than 8,000 homes.