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Yaphank rail project is still a no-go

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Yaphank rail project is still a no-go

Federal authorities who regulate railroads have again ruled against the company that bulldozed 18 acres of trees in Yaphank without permits -- but a final decision on the project is still pending.

 

In a Dec. 20 order, the federal Surface Transportation Board denied a petition from Sills Road Realty to press on with construction of a proposed spur and truck-rail facility south of the Long Island Expressway.

 

The decision lets stand the cease-and-desist order the board issued to Sills in October -- after Yaphank residents complained about swaths of bulldozed pines and machinery mining 20-foot gouges in the sandy soil.

 

Full story: newsday_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - December 27, 2007

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