04/24/15 12:00pm
04/24/2015 12:00 PM
A utility pole in Mattituck. PSEG will move forward on a project to install new utility poles. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A utility pole in Mattituck. PSEG will move forward on a project to install new utility poles. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Southold Town is requesting PSEG Long Island move forward with its plan to install new utility poles treated with a preservative called pentachlorophenol, or “penta,” which has been linked to cancer and groundwater contamination.  (more…)

03/26/15 8:00am
03/26/2015 8:00 AM
PSEG plans to install wooden utility poles treated with a controversial chemical next month. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

PSEG plans to install wooden utility poles treated with a controversial chemical next month. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Despite ongoing related controversy on the South Fork, PSEG Long Island said this week that it would treat utility poles scheduled for installation in Southold with the chemical pentachlorophenol, or “penta,” which is considered toxic and a public health risk.  (more…)