Fact Sheets

The Impact of Septic Systems on the Environment

March 16, 2010 — Nearly half of the homes and businesses in the Long Island Sound watershed have septic tank waste disposal systems. When… Read More


March 16, 2010 — Long Island Sound is as famous for its fish and shellfish as it is for boating, swimming, and scuba diving.… Read More

Nutrient Reduction: New Solutions to Old Problems

March 16, 2010 — Over the past three years, the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) has been investigating the nature of the hypoxia (low… Read More

Toxic Contamination in Long Island Sound

March 16, 2010 — Of the 55,000 chemicals in use today, many are poisonous or toxic. The effect of toxic contaminants on the health… Read More

Seafood Issues

March 16, 2010 — Should I Continue to Eat Seafood? Yes! If you select a variety of products from reputable establishments or use recreationally… Read More

Floatable Debris

March 16, 2010 — In the summer of 1988, debris washing up on Northeastern shores marred the beauty of our beaches and raised the… Read More

Nonpoint Source Pollution in Long Island Sound

March 16, 2010 — What is Nonpoint Source Pollution? Most people think of a rusty pipe spewing sewage when pollution is mentioned, but there… Read More

Wastewater Treatment

March 16, 2010 — What is Wastewater? There is no question that the natural resource most critical to our everyday activities is water. We… Read More

How Low Dissolved Oxygen Conditions Affect Marine Life In Long Island Sound

March 16, 2010 — Models The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) has developed computer models of the Sound to help understand the causes of… Read More

Sound Values

March 16, 2010 — While few people question the desirability of acting to protect and preserve Long Island Sound, serious questions arise regarding the… Read More

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