EPA to allow dumping in LI Sound; residents outraged
A federal decision to allow the dumping of treated sewage into the Long Island Sound has residents outraged.
"I used to see the dolphins there when I was a kid," says William Young, of the New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing. But he says the aquatic mammals haven't been seen in years thanks to a decline in water quality.
He's worried that will get even worse in the wake of an Environmental Protection Agency decision to establish a new dumping site for dredged sediment in the sound.
"This is absolutely absurd," says Adrienne Esposito, the executive director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
Esposito is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step in and take the EPA to court over the move.