Despite the objections of some environmental groups and members of Congress, the federal government has reaffirmed its plans to sell Plum Island, finalizing the environmental review of the animal disease research site off Long Island, according to an article on NHRegister.com.
The General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security issued what’s called a “record of decision” on Thursday (August 29, 2013). The document marks one of the last steps before a sale. A GSA environmental study in June suggested homes might be built on the island. Environmental groups want it to become a nature preserve. Some members of Congress want to stop the sale of the island 100 miles east of New York City.