Panel Formed to Study Fish & Turtle Kills on Long Island
June 17, 2015
Suffolk Times: County lawmakers [on Long Island, NY], scientists and environmentalists acknowledge nitrogen overloading in local waterways is the biggest contributor to the recent die-off of fish and turtles.
They also agree aging septic tanks and failing cesspool systems are mostly to blame for brown and red tides in the Peconic Estuary, as well as toxic blue-green algae at Lake Marratooka in Mattituck.
The public’s reliance of fertilizers is a problem, too, experts say.
Read more about the panel that was assembled to study the recent fish kills on Long Island.