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Nitrogen Pollution in Long Island Sound Continues to Decline

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
Muddy sediment empties into Long Island Sound from the Connecticut River after Hurricane Irene in 2011. (NASA Earth Observatory)

A new report says nitrogen pollution discharged into Long Island Sound continues an overall decline. That’s good news for marine life because too much nitrogen can fuel the growth of algae, which dies, settles on the ocean floor, and decays, using up oxygen in the process.

Winter Kelp Harvest on Long Island Sound

Feb 4th, 2013 | By

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.

Save the Sound Appeals Order Allowing Excess Nitrogen Dumping

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

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

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Glastonbury: Wastewater treatment plant updates

May 31st, 2012 | By

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 –

Hunts Point Expands East River & Long Island Sound Cleanup Effort

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

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.

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