WOODBURY - Members of a Long Island group are calling on officials to take immediate action to improve the Island's water quality.
The Long Island Clean Water Partnership released a report that shows between May and September every major bay and estuary was afflicted by either a toxic algae bloom or oxygen-starved waters.
"Things are worse than ever and something has to be done," says Dick Amper, of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society.
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The group wants local, state and federal officials to look into ways to reduce nitrogen coming from septic systems and fertilizers.