Steve Bellone

How Does Nitrogen Endanger Water Quality?

Jul 15, 2016
Luke Jones / Flickr

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?

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

Jun 17, 2016
Jordan Bowman / WSHU

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

Mike Balsamo / AP

Suffolk County lawmakers want District Attorney Thomas Spota to appear before the legislature next week to address allegations against his office.

#StaySuffolk Campaign Encourages Residents To Staycation On L.I.

Jun 8, 2016
David Orban / Flickr

Tourism officials on Long Island say even though Suffolk County will soon be inundated with tourists, that’s no reason to leave. They launched a local tourism campaign on Tuesday called “Stay Suffolk.”

New Wastewater Treatment System To Help 'Reclaim Our Water' On L.I.

Jun 1, 2016
Jessica Opatich / WSHU

After decades of declining water quality and a septic system that almost overflowed into the Peconic Bay last year, Suffolk County has a new wastewater treatment system that will avoid contamination of bays, harbors and even drinking water.

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