Orders affirmed, with one bill of costs.
The plaintiff alleges and the defendants concede that one of the surface lagoons in which the defendants store sewage sludge has developed a leak in its barrier, allowing seepage of the sludge material, into a ditch outside the lagoon. This leak constitutes a clear violation of the Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations concerning solid waste management facilities (see, 6 NYCRR 360.8 [b]  [i], [ii]. Because the plaintiff has shown a violation by the defendants of a public health and safety regulation which the Attorney-General has statutory authority to enforce (see, ECL 71-2703 ; 71-2727 ), the plaintiff has met its threshold showing in order to preliminarily enjoin the defendants from committing further violations of the regulations under 6 NYCRR 360.1 et seq. (see, People ex rel. Bennett v Laman, 277 N.Y. 368, 383; State of New York v Brookhaven Aggregates, 121 A.D.2d 440;
We have examined the defendant's remaining contentions and find them to be without merit.