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DEC: Those responsible for dumping dead birds have been caught

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NASSAU, N.Y. – After nearly 150 dead birds were found dumped in the area of Mead Road in the Town of Nassau, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced they have found the person(s) responsible.

"I would like to thank the public for their prompt assistance and information regarding the recently discovered pile of discarded game birds illegally dumped in the town of Nassau.  I'm pleased that the reward offered and the public's information has led to the discovery of those involved in this stupid act.  I would especially like to thank Nassau's employees that assisted in this effort as well as the New York State Police for their prompt assistance in addressing this matter.

Nassau takes illegal dumping seriously and we intend to address this matter through use of town code which allows for penalties of up to $1,000.  It should be clear that if you dump illegally in this community you will be caught and you will be prosecuted."

Official said that the birds were found on March 19 close to a water treatment facility.

A $150 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the dumping of the birds. He also said taxpayers will have to pay a portion of the cost for the investigation of the act and for cleanup.

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