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Illegal Propane Tank Storage In Astoria

A business owner was arrested on Thursday, August 26, 2021, for illegally storing more than 100 propane tanks at an Astoria warehouse located at 8-51 Astoria Blvd. Hany Arafa, the owner of a Halal Food company, was charged with reckless endangerment after a routine inspection by fire marshals was conducted on-site.

Astoria warehouse located at 8-51 Astoria Blvd

According to FDNY reports, the tanks contained about 2,300 pounds of propane in them. The tanks were stored without a permit and inadequately stored by the sidewalk, posing “a grave risk of danger to the public.” The fire marshals confiscated the tanks.


Photo credit the Fire Department of NY. FDNY

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A Brazilian from birth, I came to the United States to fulfill his dream of completing his undergraduate at an American institution. I am a recent graduate with a pre-Medical curriculum and a B.A. in Politics from New York University. I have extensive knowledge in the fields of comparative politics, international politics, and political theory.

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