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One of the largest infrastructure projects in Suffolk County history is set to break ground this week. It’s a miles-long underground pipe that will go beneath the Great South Bay and connect a wastewater facility to the Jones Beach barrier island.

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A long-awaited wastewater plan released this week will help Suffolk County transition away from its reliance on traditional cesspools and septic systems. It’s an attempt by the county to reduce the amount of nitrogen that’s leaked into the environment.

Wayne Perry / AP

Community oyster gardens could be Long Island’s solution to improve the region’s polluted water quality.

Blumenthal Urges FDA To Set Standards On Bottled Water

Jul 30, 2019
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut wants the federal Department of Agriculture to set standards for bottled drinking water. 

Long Island Environmentalists Urge Pine Barrens Preservation

Jul 11, 2019
Joshua Joseph

A recent study by the New York Public Interest Research Group has put Long Island’s drinking water under the microscope. It found high levels of chemicals like PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane. 

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