Algal Blooms

Long Island Reports Record-Breaking Toxic Algae

Sep 13, 2017
Jordan Bowman / WSHU

A new study by the Clean Water Partnership finds that toxic algal blooms were discovered in every major bay and estuary across Long Island: 15 lakes and 20 beaches. This is the longest and most intense brown tide in Long Island’s recorded history.

Massive Brown Tide On Long Island Finally Clears

Aug 2, 2017
Seth Wenig / AP

One of the largest brown tides in Long Island history, which extended from Southampton into Nassau County, has finally cleared in the Great South Bay, meaning safety for local marine life.

Courtesy of Citizens Campaign for the Environment

In order to cut nitrogen levels in the Western Bays, Nassau County will divert wastewater from the Bay Park Treatment Plant in East Rockaway to one in Wantagh.

The Nassau Deputy Commissioner of Public Works told Newsday that diverting the 55 million gallons of treated wastewater a day to an ocean outfall pipe at Cedar Creek’s Water Pollution Control Plant in Wantagh will reduce nitrogen levels by 99.4 percent.

Jordan Bowman / WSHU

Stony Brook University scientists have found links between increased toxic algae blooms in the North Atlantic and global warming.

Jordan Bowman / WSHU

Long Island officials say that the Island has a serious wastewater problem. But what makes the water so dangerous?

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