Crescent Beach is a microcosm, an all too familiar story. There are 500,000 septic systems and cesspools in Nassau (140K) and Suffolk (360K). Along the North Shore of Nassau County, in places like Manhasset, Bayville, Glen Cove, and Oyster Bay, in Kings Point, in thirty communities total, marshland has all but vanished and the waters become unswimmable because of the nitrogen and bacteria leeching from these low lying tanks and cesspools.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York will undertake an intensive and collaborative review of clean water needs in Nassau and Suffolk counties to increase resiliency against future storms, improve water quality and provide additional protections for Long Island’s groundwater resources. This review will be undertaken in a series of meetings in conjunction with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and with additional participation from federal officials and key community, business and environmental stakeholders. Following the review, recommendations will be provided to the Governor for immediate action.
Save The Great South Bay wishes Chris Casey all the best in his efforts to fund his film, "Air, Land, Water: The Environmental Challenges Facing Long Island."
Visit his site at LongIslandPollution.com. It well describes what we are facing. Chris, we all look forward to getting to know you. Stop by at our STGSB Facebook Group Page .