Long Island Sound could be in trouble during storm

Oct 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story, Long Island Sound, Water

Stormwater overflow in West Haven (photo: cjzurcher) flickr.com/photos/zurch

As Connecticut braces for the possibility of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall here early next week, environmental officials worry that the state’s already overtaxed sewage treatment systems could find themselves in deep trouble.

During last year’s October snowstorms and Tropical Storm Irene, hundreds of millions of gallons of partially-treated or raw sewage ended up in Long Island Sound. If Hurricane Sandy hits Connecticut at its projected strength, that situation is likely to repeat itself.

For more on this story, visit: Long Island Sound could be in trouble during storm | The Connecticut Mirror.

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