Posts Tagged ‘ stormwater runoff ’

Nassau Health Department closes 19 NY beaches

Jun 4th, 2013 | By

Swimming is off-limits at 19 Nassau County beaches, most likely due to increased bacteria in the water caused by stormwater runoff. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

DEEP: All State Shoreline Swimming Areas Open for Holiday Weekend

Jun 29th, 2012 | By

Chatfield Hollow Swimming Area in Killingworth Remains Closed – All other State Inland Swimming Areas Open for Weekend             The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all shoreline and inland beaches with the exception of Chatfield Hollow, Killingworth are open for the upcoming holiday weekend.  Chatfield Hollow is being retested

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Summer storms wreak havoc for beach-goers (update)

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Norwalk area beach waterfronts are closed again Monday because of the heavy rainfall from over the weekend. There are concerns of swimmer safety with parasites and sewage lingering in Long Island Sound according to Calf Pasture lifeguard supervisor Joy Coreau. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk beaches remain closed – The Hour Publishing Company:

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Sound pollution problems go far beyond Connecticut

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By

Numerous sewage treatment plants throughout New England are at maximum capacity and overflow during periods of heavy rain, sending untreated sewage into Long Island Sound. Millions of people live in New England and Long Island. Heavy rain storms such as Irene have caused scores of sewage treatment plants to overflow, sending untreated waste down to

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Court Finds New York State’s Program to Stem Biggest Source of Water Pollution Too Lax

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

A state court has ruled that New York State is failing to take legally required steps to clean up one of the biggest sources of pollution in its waterways — stormwater runoff. The January 10th decision of the Westchester County Supreme Court comes in a lawsuit NRDC filed in 2010, which challenged a statewide “general

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2010 Beach closings and advisories up 32 percent from 2009 (update)

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

The annual report examines national water quality and beach closings data for 2010, breaking down the information state-by-state and beach-by-beach. There were 143 beach closings and advisories in Connecticut in 2010, a 32 percent increase from 2009.

“The number of beach closures and advisory days in Connecticut rose significantly last year and we tumbled to 24th in the nation for the number of bacteria tests exceeding national beach standards,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legal and legislative affairs for Save the Sound.

Environmental Groups Sue EPA On Cape Cod Pollution

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

The Conservation Law Foundation and the Coalition for Buzzards Bay say excess nitrogen from septic systems, stormwater runoff and wastewater treatment can cause algae blooms that choke off oxygen that marine life needs. EPA spokeswoman Paula Ballentine says the agency is committed to reducing nitrogen levels. via Environmental Groups Sue EPA On Cape Cod Pollution

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Geese Are Likely Culprits In Eight-Day Closure At Eichler’s Cove

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Eichler’s Cove, Newtown’s only public fresh water beach, will be closed at least through Friday according to the local Health District. With no substantial runoff or known failing septic systems in the area, health and wetland officials suspect a significant population of Canada Geese nesting in the area for the highest bacteria counts on record

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