If you are about to buy a private home on Long Island, I am assuming you are going to use a home inspector. As far as all the possible environmental issues you are asking about, I suggest you use an inspector who is knowledgable about these things. If not, he/she may have an associate that could work with them to fully investigate these matters for you. These are very good questions you raise.
Tom Brady SFR, e-Pro, SRES, GREEN
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Ret. NYPD Lt.
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California is very GREEN, into the environment, as well as protecting our Clients.
We have pamphlets about Earthquakes and Natural Hazards.
We provide a Report to Buyers about Flood Zones, Fire Areas, Landslide areas, Mello Roos, Military establishments, Land Conservation, Airports, Radon gas, etc.
If you're concerned about Water, Air, Power Lines; you need to address those issues yourself.
Good luck and may God bless