Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, there have been substantial improvements in the water quality of Long Island Sound. The gross pollution problems and acute health issues have long since been addressed. We’ve come a long way from the days when raw sewage and raw factory wastes were dumped into our waters. This is good news! It’s cause for celebration.
But it doesn’t mean we can relax our vigilance, or that we’ve been totally successful. Problems still remain:
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