Stony Brook’s new facility aims to protect Long Island’s drinking water

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Stony Brook will be opening a new facility on Tuesday, solely devoted to removing nitrogen from Long Island’s drinking water before it contaminates aquifers and surface waters.

Officials say nitrogen leaks from cesspools and septic systems across Long Island.

The chemical can pollute Long Island’s drinking water and marine ecosystems.

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