Nitrogen

How Does Nitrogen Endanger Water Quality?

Jul 15, 2016
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Politicians and environmentalists have long attributed Long Island’s degrading water quality to excessive nitrogen in the groundwater. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called nitrogen Long Island’s "public enemy number 1," but what makes it so dangerous?

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

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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.

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