The new Jamesport State Park and Preserve
on eastern Long Island has a mile of beach fronting on Long Island Sound. The state bought the land a few years ago from KeySpan, whose predecessor, LILCO, had wanted to put a nuclear power plant there (coincidentally there’s a meeting tonight at Glen Island, in New Rochelle, to talk about the future of Davids Island, on which Con Ed had wanted to put a nuke plant and which is now being looked at as a possible park). State officials and others will announce their plans for the Jamesport park today.
Unfortunately there was a small oil spill
late Saturday night on the Sound not far from Jamesport that left globs of heavy heating oil the size of quarters spread along two to three miles of shorefront.