Tag: Sandy

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Can Long Island Be Saved, Part V: Cuomo’s Initiative to Improve Water Quality and Coastal Resilience

he die offs of vegetation (marshes, eel grass, sea grass) and wildlife (fish, shellfish, birds, insects, amphibians and reptiles) have been stunning. Whole habitats are vanishing before our eyes. At the same time, that nitrogen is seeping ever more deeply into our drinking water into the aquifer that sits below us, with water deposited there by glacier melt eons ago.

Not only are nitrogen rates rising, but the rate of the rise is too, as the plume of nitrogen created by the explosive population growth on Post War Long Island, much unsewered, has generated a plume of nitrogen that is now making its way downward into our drinking water.

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A Cleaner Bay, A Cleaner Ocean: Come to the Rally Tues, Feb 11th at 11AM in Mineola. The New Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Must Have An Ocean Outfall Pipe

Environmental scientists have been studying for years how The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, originally constructed in 1949, and expanded in the '70's and '80s as Nassau County's population exploded, has been affecting water quality in the Western Bays. It was found that 85% of the nitrogenous waste in those waters was coming from the effluent from the Bay Park plant. This was destroying marsh, shellfish and fish habitats.

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Breach Report 9-19-13: WSJ On The Breach: “The Kindest Cut of All”

Fishermen and scientists report cleaner water and more marine life in the Great South Bay since superstorm Sandy blasted a new inlet across Fire Island, the slender land barrier that separates the Long Island bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

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