Whenever I complain about the noise of leaf blowers in my neighborhood someone should remind me that at least I don't live near Plum Island. The Department of Homeland Security is considering Plum Island, which is off the tip of Orient Point, as the site of a new laboratory:
"... a new biosafety level 4 facility -- the highest level lab, where pathogens potentially deadly to humans may be studied."
This is a blog about environmental issues in the New York area in general and Long Island Sound in particular. I'm the author of
"This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound," which came out in 2002. I wrote about the environment and other issues during almost two decades as a newspaper reporter.
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