Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shellfish in Rhode Island

Dramatic reason why preventing combined sewer overflows (CSOs) is a great idea, from a neighboring estuary:

The completion late last year of a $359-million underground reservoir to prevent overflows from Providence’s combined sewer-stormwater system has prompted state officials to shorten rain-driven shellfishing closures in upper Narragansett Bay.

The sections of the far western end of Long Island Sound that are bordered by Queens and the Bronx are still plagued by CSOs, as are areas near a handful of Connecticut cities. It's big money to fix them but the results are big too.

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