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ROTTERDAM: Pols push for cleanup

"We have watershed laws, public health laws and leaders who are really willing to protect our only source of drinking water and the environment," Shultz said.

Kosiur said local leaders are actively pursuing environmental violators.

"What is different this time is the support of the county looking to make this a serious issue. Protecting the environment and the aquifer is important and we need to show our commitment to it," Kosiur said.

The county sheriff was called to inspect the registration on the vehicles because at least one was found to be in violation. Sheriff's deputies confiscated five sets of license plates on vehicles that had been uninsured for at least two months.

"If these trucks were on the public roadway we would be able to take the vehicles, but the plates are state property so we can take them," Sheriff Harry Buffardi said.

The county legislature is expected to vote on this legislation during its next meeting Tuesday, May 8.

"This is something that is well overdue and needs to be completed," Gray said.

Efforts to reach Michael Marotta before press time were unsuccessful. In the past, Joseph Marotta, Michael Marotta's father, has said he felt the enforcement action was politically motivated.""

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