Water quality

Mitigating water quality
5:35 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Suffolk considers monitoring shellfish

Babylon Democrat refused to vote for shellfish monitoring grant without getting more answers from officials
Credit Charles Lane

Some Suffolk County lawmakers are concerned about how a county grant to study shellfish is spent. Lawmakers got some details about the program on Monday.

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The magical septical tour
7:29 am
Tue April 22, 2014

After 4-state tour, here's what Suffolk knows of septic systems

Credit 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. 

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Grant sends experts to LI
7:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems

At his State of the County Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called nitrogen the biggest threat to Suffolk
Credit 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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"Money was never spent," but we're paying it back
4:45 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid"

Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue. 

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Bellone eyes plan for free filtration systems
12:43 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Bellone: Nitrogen is greatest crisis in generations

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivering his State of the County address
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his annual State of the County address last night. He said Suffolk is stronger, safer, and resilient. Bellone spent most of his speech pressing the need for improved water quality.  

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