Posts Tagged ‘ Tom Andersen ’

Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plants

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.

Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.

But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.

Tom Andersen Delivers The Good, the Bad, the Expensive News on LIS

Mar 19th, 2013 | By

Andersen provided a very graphic and depressing picture of the Sound’s condition back in the summer of 1987, when the waters were so low in oxygen and so high in hydrogen sulfide that lobsters and fish were actually crawling or flipping out of the water in desperation. Scuba divers trying to survey the extent of

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Tom Andersen Named Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Connecticut Audubon Society

Dec 16th, 2011 | By

Connecticut Audubon Society has named conservationist and author Tom Andersen as its director of communications and community outreach. Andersen is the author of This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound, published by Yale University Press. Andersen spent 10 years at Westchester Land Trust as director of communications and special projects and as acting executive director. Connecticut Audubon operates five centers — Pomfret, Glastonbury, Milford, Fairfield and Birdcraft Museum — and owns 19 sanctuaries covering 2,600 acres.