Water quality

EPA Funding To Support Health Of Long Island Sound

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Long Island Sound Connecticut Coast
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On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced funding for local governments and advocacy groups to improve the quality of Long Island Sound. The EPA will award $3.8 million in grants 38 recipients throughout New England to improve the quality of Long Island Sound and its watersheds. 

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Every major bay on Long Island was hit with toxic algal blooms this summer. The algae starves the water of oxygen and causes massive fish kills, according to an annual report on the health of Long Island’s waterways released this week. Now, Suffolk County is trying to tackle part of the problem: human waste. 

Southampton Considering Underwater Pipe To Move Polluted Water

Oct 6, 2020
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On Long Island, the town of Southampton will consider a multimillion-dollar underwater pipe that would flush polluted water out of Shinnecock Bay.

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A new environmental report card has assigned grades for the water quality in Long Island Sound. The eastern part of the Sound received an “A+.” But water quality in the western Sound near New York City received an “F.”

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A research boat called the Spirit of the Sound glides away from the pier at Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium and across Norwalk Harbor. Boats like this one are about to start checking water quality at bays and harbors ranging from Queens to Rhode Island.