Photo/Wikipedia A final federal environmental report released Tuesday [June 25] recommended that Plum Island [off Long Island, New York] be sold to a private party and that it could support as many as 500 homes, even as it identified 24 former waste sites still undergoing cleanup.

The impact statement, another possible step toward the closure of the East End laboratory that employs 100 scientists and 300 support personnel, didn’t pick a preference among 3 development options it weighed.

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