Jang K. Kim, an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, and Jen Savicky, an undergraduate student at UConn, harvest kelp at at the Thimble Island Oyster Farm off Branford on Jan. 30.
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Save the Sound appealed an order that allows the Great Neck sewage district on Long Island to continue polluting the section of the Long Island Sound between Farifield, Nassau and Westchester Counties, the group announced in a press release Thursday. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound Appeals Order Allowing Excess Nitrogen Dumping
GLASTONBURY — The town’s recent $31 million modernization of its wastewater treatment plant has drastically reduced the amount of nitrogen flowing daily into the Connecticut River. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Wastewater treatment plant updates – Courant.com.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has expanded its efforts to clean up the East River and Long Island Sound by reducing their nitrogen levels. Nitrogen buildup promotes excessive algae growth, which endangers fish and other organisms close to the base of the food chain, converting once thriving waterways into dead zones.