Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

Water for Long Island

Water for Long Island was formed in 2004 to establish an expanding network of informed and active groups and individuals who will speak up, advocate for  and defend the aquifers and the groundwater resources of Long Island.   Since its founding Water for Long Island has been engaged in a number of activities and programs to create a better understanding of the Long Island aquifer systems, the groundwater it provides to Long Islanders and its vulnerability to pollution and over-pumping. 

What’s Happening at Cedar Creek?

A public meeting was held recently at Cedar Creek Park regarding the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. Since we found out about it rather late, and were unable to have a member attend, a friend of League agreed to give us a report. The design of piping for treated sewage from Bay Park to Cedar...
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Save Your Money, Save Our Water

Long Islanders love their lawns, and work hard to keep them green and free of weeds. More than 200,000 acres of Long Island are lawns. These lawns are as green as they are because they are fertilized every year. Some of the fertilizer is used by the grass roots, but quite a bit of it...
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News on the Bethpage Plume

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has finally reached a decision to contain and treat groundwater pollution from the chemical plume in Nassau County that has affected 11 public water supply wells and threatens another 16 as it moves slowly southward. The state plan is the first major effort at remediation of...
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Making Democracy Work: Act Now to Protect LI’s Ocean Waters

by Nancy Marr (LWV Suffolk County) The Federal Government is developing a five-year plan to lease ocean lands in federal offshore areas all along our shorelines, including two leases on the North Atlantic region of the Outer Continental Shelf to companies that would drill for gas and oil. (Each state along the Atlantic coast owns...
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The Hidden Carcinogen

1,4-dioxane is a hidden carcinogen lurking in everyday products. It can be found in up to 46% of personal care products, including baby products, shampoo, body wash, and lotions. It is also found in many laundry detergents. 1,4-dioxane is not intentionally added to products and it does not enhance the effectiveness of a product, but...
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The Drought Watch Has Ended

The US Geological Survey (USGS) resumed their data collection activities in Nassau County in the spring of 2016. Their funding was continued until October 2018 by Nassau County. It is not clear how much longer Nassau County alone will be able to continue to support the essential work of the USGS. It is time for...
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Navy-Grumman Groundwater Plume Update

The clock continues to tick as the massive groundwater plume emanating from the Navy-Grumman site continues to migrate south and to Nassau County’s south shore. A variety of meetings on the plume cleanup efforts were held over the past 5 months, including those sponsored by the NYS DEC/EPA/ Navy-Grumman; Congressman Thomas Suozzi; and Long Island...
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VOTE With Your Consumer Dollars to Prevent Food Waste

Beth Radow, chair of the LWVNYS committee on energy, agriculture and the environment has prepared a BE EARTHWISE guide for you to VOTE with your consumer dollars and daily practices, to toss less food and feed more people while saving money and our natural resources. Food Waste constitutes the third largest contributor to global warming....
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