Espsosito Demands Croci Explain Relationship with Polluters in Wake of Toxic Dumping Lawsuit
July 31, 2014
(Suffolk, LI) Adrienne Esposito called on Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci to come clean about his relationship with the polluters who dumped toxic and hazardous waste at several different locations in the Town of Islip, including a children’s playground in Brentwood. Esposito is an environmental activist, and has made environmental concerns a pillar of her campaign for New York’s 3rd Senate District.
Local residents have now brought a lawsuit against the town, but the town refused to acknowledge the suit, saying it has not yet been officially served. Esposito wants Tom Croci and the Town of Islip to stop worrying about legal formalities and start getting real about the environmental crisis on its hands.
“Tom Croci’s town henchmen seem more concerned about the form they get served with than the fact that he allowed this contamination to occur, putting children and families at risk and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Croci needs to immediately disclose the details of his relationship with the polluters who dumped thousands of dollars into his campaign coffers right before they dumped toxins in our playgrounds,“ said Adrienne Esposito.
“It is past time that Croci tell the town residents what this clean-up will cost the taxpayers and what the legal ramifications are for lawsuits, all of which will come at the expense of Suffolk residents. If he can’t explain his nefarious relationship with the donors and what effect the dumping will have on taxpayers, he should resign and let someone else clean up his mess.”
Daytree, the company responsible for the toxic dumping, donated twice to Tom Croci’s campaign account in 2012 for a total of $3500. Esposito believes Croci should refuse to take any more money from those associated with the toxic dumping.
Out of Adrienne’s numerous accomplishments working to make Suffolk County a better place to live, she takes special pride in working to pass statewide legislation that ensures unnecessary toxic pesticides are no longer used on school playgrounds and playing fields. Adrienne has worked to protect our children from toxins while Tom Croci allowed polluters to put the health of all Islip residents at risk.