Long Island Sound

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New York State plans to use recycled sections of the demolished Tappan Zee Bridge to build six new artificial reefs off Long Island's North Shore. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative on Tuesday at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island.

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The Connecticut Port Authority and several other Connecticut entities are supporting an EPA decision to allow dredged material like silt and sediment to be dumped in a site in the eastern part of Long Island Sound.

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In Connecticut, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will soon dredge New Haven Harbor to make way for ships.

The Corps told New Haven residents this week that it’s still not sure what to do with up to 5 million cubic yards of sand, silt, rock and potential pollution that it will dig up.

Louis Burch, the Connecticut director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, says residents don’t want to see the same old solution.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed a bill into law that would ban the installation of cesspools in the county.

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Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY1, along with state and federal officials have announced $2 million in grant money to help restore and protect Long Island Sound. The grant will fund projects in both Connecticut and New York. 

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