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Nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound

United States. General Accounting Office. RCED

Nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound

by United States. General Accounting Office. RCED

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Published by The Office, The Office, distributor in Washington, D.C, [Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20877) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine pollution -- Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.),
  • Sewage disposal in the ocean -- Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.) -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Sewage -- Purification -- Nitrogen removal -- Costs -- Evaluation.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 leaves
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14681272M

      Nitrogen pollution continues to threaten vulnerable marshlands that serve as natural buffers, causing losses of critical areas along the South Shore of Long Island and diminishing their ability to. for Long Island Sound. The LISS defined hypoxia as concentrations of dissolved oxygen of 3 milligrams per liter or less in the water column (Long Island Sound Study, ). Hypoxia occurs during the summer months in the bottom waters of western Long Island Sound and is believed to be caused by overenrichment of : John R. Mullaney.

      University of Connecticut. (, February 19). Tool for a cleaner Long Island Sound: Model could help citizens manage nitrogen pollution in . Nutrient pollution, a form of water pollution, refers to contamination by excessive inputs of is a primary cause of eutrophication of surface waters, in which excess nutrients, usually nitrogen or phosphorus, stimulate algal growth. Sources of nutrient pollution include surface runoff from farm fields and pastures, discharges from septic tanks and feedlots, and emissions from.

    The Long Island Water Quality Challenge is a great opportunity for schools to play a role in protecting local water resources while improving school grounds. On Long Island you are never far from surface waters (and ground water); that holds true for most schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Nitrogen Pollution in Long Island Sound. B limits so that all of the plants' total discharges remain at or below levels.2 According to an official from Connecticut's Department of Environmental Protection, the minor modifications planned at 15 sewage treatment plants to implement the no-net- File Size: KB.


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Nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound by United States. General Accounting Office. RCED Download PDF EPUB FB2

Inthe Long Island Sound Study set a goal to reduce nitrogen loads from human sources by percent from levels by Connecticut and New York have targeted sewage treatment plants, with upgrades that have decreased the amount of nitrogen discharged to the Sound. And if we do not tackle nitrogen and nutrient pollution on Long Island, our work could fail.

The Conservancy on Long Island has a long-standing marine program focused on estuarine restoration and coastal climate change resilience and adaptation. And by many counts we have been successful. We re-directed land acquisition to better protect estuaries. To address the excess nitrogen, and resulting DO problems, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) developed A Total Maximum Daily Load Analysis to Achieve Water Quality Standards for Dissolved Oxygen in Long Island Sound (LIS TMDL) that.

New TNC Website offers Solutions for Nitrogen Pollution Excess nitrogen from wastewater and fertilizers poses serious risks to Long Island Sound and community health, but proven solutions exist. NEW HAVEN, CT – Anyone who visits or benefits from Long Island Sound might want to also plan a different visit: to to address water quality degradation on Long Island.

Goal Statement The goals of the Long Island Nitrogen Nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound book Plan (LINAP) include: 1. Assess Nitrogen Pollution in Long Island Waters 2. Identify sources of nitrogen to impaired and non-impaired water bodies 3.

Conservation History of Long Island Sound The Long Island Sound is an estuary, a semi-enclosed coastal body where fresh and salt water mix. Formed more t years ago when ice sheets, possibly 2 miles high and spanning from Nova Scotia to Washington, sculpted the land.

On Novem on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan, the group Save the Sound released a new report about New York City’s nitrogen impact on Long Island Sound’s environmental health. The report acknowledges that upgrades to wastewater treatment plants at or near the East River have reduced nitrogen pollution, but says that New York City continues to discharge.

The Strategy builds on earlier progress on reducing nitrogen pollution and works in coordination with the States' continued implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load to Achieve Water Quality Standards for Dissolved Oxygen in Long Island Sound ( TMDL).

Implementation of the TMDL has resulted in a significant reduction of nitrogen. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined water quality problems in Long Island Sound and the strategies designed to address them.

GAO noted that: (1) sewage treatment plants are the primary source of excessive nitrogen levels in the Sound; (2) inthe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York, and Connecticut agreed to implement a strategy to prevent net increases of.

OAKDALE, N.Y. — The Great South Bay, flanked by Fire Island and the South Shore of Long Island, once produced half the shellfish consumed.

Nitrogen is the leading cause of water quality deterioration in Long Island's estuaries. Excess nitrogen causes toxic algal blooms that lead to low oxygen conditions, fish. In the early s Connecticut Sea Grant published a popular guidebook of Long Island Sound called Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of Long Island anying the book, the Sea Grant educators also developed a slide presentation, which provides a great overview of the plants and animals who live in the underwater and shoreline habitats of the Sound.

Eutrophication is the overabundance of nutrients in a body of water that results in harmful algal blooms, fish kills, and in some cases ecosystem collapse. We are investigating the feasibility of using shellfish to filter out excessive nutrients in the Piscataqua estuary.

Using models, field data, and input from stakeholders, we are evaluating aquaculture success. Book Microform: National government publication: Microfiche: English: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Marine pollution -- Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.) Sewage disposal in the ocean -- Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.) Sewage -- Purification -- Nitrogen removal -- Costs. View all subjects; More like this. Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between the U.S.

state of Connecticut to the north, and Long Island in New York to the south. From west to east, the sound stretches miles ( km) from the East River in New York City, along the North Shore of Long Island, to Block Island Sound.A mix of freshwater from tributaries and saltwater from the ocean.

Restore oxygen and life in western Long Island Sound, with a focus on reducing enormous excess nitrogen pollution flowing out of the East River in New York. Reduce nitrogen flowing out of the three biggest Connecticut rivers that contribute nitrogen pollution to. The nitrogen-rich sewage leaches into the aquifers, which connect to the region’s surface water, its rivers and bays and the Long Island Sound.

Nitrogen can also be traced to discharges from. The blooms are caused by nitrogen pollution. “No question the biggest problem is nitrogen in our waters,” said Jim Gilmore, head of the state DEC’s Bureau of Marine : Long Island Press. The film will also build chapters around land and air pollution on Long Island.

We hope to encourage a movement by the people for the people without the need for a big government plan. About a year ago, Save the Sound petitioned the EPA to develop a plan to cut nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound, as the rates in which nitrogen was flowing into the Sound do not meet federal.

Get this from a library! Estimation of nitrogen yields and loads from basins draining to Long Island Sound, by John R. Mullaney, Gregory E. Schwarz, and Elaine C. Todd Trench ; prepared in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

[John R Mullaney; Gregory E Schwarz; Elaine C Todd Trench; Connecticut.Long Island Sound is in crisis. Nitrogen pollution is smothering the Sound and killing its wildlife. Tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Governors of New York and Connecticut that we want a new, meaningful nitrogen reduction plan for Long Island Sound in !

Nitrogen pollution is emerging as a major environmental threat in many spots on the East Coast—like parts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida—where houses .