Pollution Lurks in 'Urban Sea' Nutrients from Sewage Flows Threaten Water Quality and Kill Fish; Experts Look for Solutions. LONG ISLAND SOUND
Lucia Mouat, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE waters of Long Island Sound look clear from this central part of the island where teens fish for small snapper. But looks do not always tell the full pollution story.
At the center of debate over the seriousness of pollution in the Sound are questions about the effect of the heavy supply of nutrients pouring into its western part - and what, if anything, should be done about them.
Their effect on low dissolved oxygen levels in deep water, a condition known as hypoxia, is the central focus so far in the massive, federally funded Long Island Sound Study (LISS), underway since 1985 and due to be completed next fall.
Sometimes called "the urban sea," Long …
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Publication information: Article title: Pollution Lurks in 'Urban Sea' Nutrients from Sewage Flows Threaten Water Quality and Kill Fish; Experts Look for Solutions. LONG ISLAND SOUND. Contributors: Lucia Mouat, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 29, 1991. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.