Nitrogen

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In Suffolk County high levels of nitrogen can be found in household wastewater, and officials call it the greatest source of water pollution on Long Island. Researchers are developing a new filter designed to help reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s groundwater.

Nitrogen Pollution On L.I.: Environmental Public Enemy No. 1

Jun 17, 2016
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During the hot summer months, Suffolk County closes beaches and ponds that are infected with algal blooms that stain the water.

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Connecticut Fund for the Environment, the state’s largest environmental group, says runoff from a sewage treatment plant in Springfield, Massachusetts, could hurt Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound. This week the organization asked the EPA to hold the plant to higher scrutiny.

Charles Lane

After a four-state tour, Suffolk County planners updated lawmakers Monday on what they knew about mitigateing what officials call Long Island's greatest crisis in generations: nitrogen contaminating regional estuaries. 

Charles Lane

Suffolk County has received a grant from the technology company IBM to help solve what many see as Long Island's biggest looming crisis: poor water quality. Planners and environmentalists say they’re "thrilled" with the announcement.

    

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