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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Let us raise our voices as one!
Wednesday, October 14, 1pm-4pm

Nitrogen from Bay Park effluent contributes to seaweed growth around Point Lookout Beach

Public Meeting on Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
Let's rally for Bay Park Ocean Outfall with Denitrification!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Regional Planning Council are hosting a public meeting to discuss development of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.

Earlier this year, the New York State Legislature allocated $5 million to be used for a Long Island nitrogen management and mitigation plan.

Nassau County's first priority should be an ocean outfall pipe for the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) with nitrogen removal technology.

Please attend the meeting to show your support.

The Bay Park STP treats 40 percent of Nassau County's wastewater and discharges directly into Reynolds Channel between Island Park and Long Beach. New science shows that our bays are experiencing degraded water quality, high ammonia levels, increased seaweed, and high nitrate contamination. This has been going on for decades, but during Hurricane Sandy the Bay Park STP saw its worst days yet. The plant flooded, caught fire, and then proceeded to discharge raw and partially treated sewage into bays, throughout streets, and into homes.

The good news is that $820 million has already been allocated by FEMA and NYS to repair the plant and protect it from future storms. In addition, $150 million has been allocated to upgrade the plant to remove harmful nitrogen. Yet, we need to get the nitrogen removal upgrades underway NOW, and more money is needed for an ocean outfall pipe.

Show your support for an upgraded Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and Ocean Outfall Pipe by attending the meeting. The more who show up, the better chance we have for success. Your presence matters! RSVP now by clicking here!

Note: You can sign up at the event to speak during the general public portion of the meeting.

We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, October 14th, 1pm-4pm
Nassau County Legislative Chamber
1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola

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REMINDER: Monthly SPLASH Meeting THIS Tuesday at 7:30pm
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Bay Park Sewage Outfall Pipe

This is a serious request!
Our South Shore already has two large STP ocean outfalls!
Our Neighbors in New Jersey have 14!
However our Western Bays one of our most unique and sensitive areas has a discharge directly into Reynolds Channel and has been proven to be insufficient to Tidal Flush its discharge to the ocean.
With BAY PARK STP upgrades for Nitrogen removal in conjunction with the proposed Outfall Pipe we would have one of the cleanest outfall discharges in our region.
A giant leap from one of the worst to the best!
Please vote in favor and consider attending the Rally!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nassau-county-long-island-nitrogen-action-p...

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