CT Group Appeals Nitrogen-Dumping Allowance
October 15, 2012
Weston-CT Patch: Save the Sound appealed an order that allows the Great Neck sewage district on Long Island to continue polluting the section of the Long Island Sound between Farifield, Nassau and Westchester Counties, the group announced in a press release Thursday [October 11].
The consent order “allows Great Neck to dump more nitrogen than it had previously allowed,” the release said. “Great Neck’s current nitrogen limit is 238 pounds per day. Over the past year, the Great Neck plant has discharged, on average, 526 pounds per day. Yet the consent order increases the limit for total nitrogen to 653 pounds per day, more than three times what is allowable.”
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