Sewage concerns in Bay Park revive ol...

Sewage concerns in Bay Park revive old proposal

There are 45 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 22, 2008, titled Sewage concerns in Bay Park revive old proposal. In it, Newsday reports that:

Every day, Nassau County's Bay Park sewage plant discharges some 58 million gallons of treated effluent to Reynolds Channel amid a classic South Shore backdrop of marsh islands, migratory birds and lonely bay ...

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DrDoom

Scarsdale, NY

#2 Mar 22, 2008
This is a disgusting practice. No wonder why the water is so brown, and smells. One can catch impetigo,and other diseases.There is no flushing of those waters, and that is alot of volumn to discharge. It MUST be stopped now!!!Why is this done in the first place anywhere on our pristine Island?????Let it dry and burn it to generate electricty, not pollute the bays.
Bob from Finesville

Fort Lee, NJ

#3 Mar 22, 2008
ADD TO THIS THE POLLUTION THAT IS STILL LEECHING OUT OF THE OCEANSIDE LANDFILL INTO REYNOLDS CHANNEL AND THE "COOLANT WATER" THAT COMES FROM THE LIPA PLANT IN ISLAND PARK AND YOU HAVE QUITE A TOXIC TIMEBOMB IN THAT AREA. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY STILL LET PEOPLE CRAB ABD FISH FROM THE BRIDGE BY PETERS CLAM BAR, THAT WATER IS DISGUSTING !!!
Amazing

Dumont, NJ

#4 Mar 23, 2008
And yet the County wants to run all the sewer plants and water districts... amazing.
Norm

West Babylon, NY

#5 Mar 23, 2008
Nice to see Mr. Weltner coming around to support the people in Bay Park/East
Rockway in their quest to have an ocean outfall pipe constructed. This past Jan. 14th he spoke in favor of the sewage district consolidation that would do nothing but keep the plant's
effluent in Reynolds Bay. He should come back to the Nassau County Legislature and tell that group that he has reversed his position. The ocean outfall pipe, and upgrades to the Bay Park Plant must be built BEFORE the consolidation of the Cedarhurst and Lawrence districts into Bay Park...otherwise it will NEVER be done. Read my reports.
www.longislandreporter.com
BJB

Mahwah, NJ

#6 Mar 23, 2008
"It's the only place on Long Island where a major sewer pipe empties into an enclosed bay -- "
This is not true. The City of Long Beach discharges its effluent into Reynolds Channel. I paddle my Kayak by the concrete outflow accross from the receation center and can attest to this!
Westie

Montague, NJ

#7 Mar 23, 2008
Having all these small special districts is what has really abetted the problem. If all was under the County, the State and Fed would be better able to regulate rather than needing to stretch their manpower to cover every little district. Pay and build whatever needs to be done to consolidate all these districts and safeguard the people, then be done with it!
Since all our water comes from the same underground aquifers, I often wonder about the standards being applied by each little special district. The US Government regulators are stretched thin, and unlike most areas, we do not use resevoirs on the Island.
Merrick NY

Bronx, NY

#8 Mar 23, 2008
Come on in...the waters fine!
Norm

West Babylon, NY

#9 Mar 23, 2008
That's right Westie, always the easy way out of every problem...let the bigger government take care of it, and we won't have to worry our little heads anymore about it.

Here is how the "county" plans: Nassau has two huge sewage plans that are supposed to handle 100% of its sewage sitting on the south shore at sea level. Right now they treat about 150
million gallons of sewage daily. Along comes the cat five storm and you will be digging latrines in your
backyard. Brillant !!
Sorry, Westie, Great Neck will keep its own sanitation district.
James

Flushing, NY

#10 Mar 23, 2008
Visit www.greenbayparkers.org
See how the people in and around the East Rockaway, Bay Park have taken action against a very bad plan.
If you think this is will not effect everyone in Nassau County your wrong.
Mike

Bronx, NY

#11 Mar 23, 2008
The county has to enhance their master plan to address ALL the future issues, concerns, and problems that will need attention. The plan only goes a third of the way. In a recent meeting at ERHS the County Exec. addressed the Bay Park East Rock and Oceanside community. Their focus is very narrow sighted. The plan should include an alternate plant location in case God forbid one of these 2 current proper plants stops being able to function. Lawrence or Cedarhurst should be upgraded just for the reason of being a future alternative plant just in case you ever need it. If the county should run it so be it make the deal with the local govermnment and get it done. Consolidation makes some sense, but don't put all the eggs into 2 baskets. Putting the pipe into the ocean is also a good start. But addressing the nitrogen levels is also a serious matter. We are altering the environs of our ecosystem. That will prevent future generations from the enjoyment of living in one of the best places on earth. Our government needs to be progressive and not reactionary. It's time they do the right thing.
RRJLG

Coram, NY

#12 Mar 23, 2008
If Sewer Treatment Plants are so great, then how come NOBODY is drinking from them?

ONLY human drinkable water can only be dumped into the ocean anything else is just a landfill.

openly support the Green Bay Packers and keep your taxes low!
Go Green Bay Parkers

United States

#13 Mar 23, 2008
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margret Mead
Debbie Mc - East Rockaway

Mahopac, NY

#14 Mar 23, 2008
Shame on the Nassau County Legislators who voted in favor of this awful mess! We need to protect what little is left in our ocean.
Shame on YOU

AOL

#15 Mar 23, 2008
Mr.Suozzi use your resources for an OCEAN OUTFALL PIPELINE. Stop wasting time and money on moving sewage from one neighbors backyard to the next. Consolidation maybe great for some communities and disasterous for others. As is the case for BAY PARK, EAST ROCKAWAY, OCEANSIDE, HEWLETT etc..
Use your commity that showed up at at the meeting with you on March 19 to work on the GRANT FOR THE PIPE. Instead of wasting time and money trying to PROVE your point.
The small backyard community of Bay Park and East Rockaway AKA www.greenbayparkers.com will not let you DUMP ON US. We will continue to spead AWARENESS.
OCEAN OUTFALL PIPELINE before any consilidation. NO MORE DUMPING ON BAY PARK!
jeez

Old Bridge, NJ

#16 Mar 23, 2008
$200 million to extend a pipe?
My brother-in-law will do it for $2,000!
Larry

AOL

#17 Mar 23, 2008
Maybe everybody will realize that overdevelopment must stop now in Nassau County. The resources for sewer and water are not there. The open land can not support more housing especially multi dwelling "affordable housing". I have a great idea- lets extend the pipe to the North Shore / Oyster Bay area over all the vacant land where people have multiple acres of land unoocupied. The North Shore used its political influence to protect its land while the south shore was trampled with multiple housing developments in a short period of time.
Col Gary

Marco Island, FL

#18 Mar 23, 2008
Before you extend that pipe, the tree huggers will demand protection for the three clawed crabs and clams with feet that glow in the dark. What about that barge thats suppose to dump the sludge many miles from shore into the Atlantic. Ever time this barge while fishing in the channel and Rockaway inlet. This barge is faster then a flight from JFK to LaGuadia. Just think of all the juice from the local funeral homes in that water...
Turd in the Bay

Freeport, NY

#19 Mar 23, 2008
Let's just make an analogy so simple, even a dim-witted elected official could understand why the county's plan to consolidate Cedarhurst and Lawrence into Bay Park is a mistake.

So three government officials, named Tom, Jeff and Ray, are sitting in a hot tub together after a tough day of trying to hoodwink the public at a community forum.
While the three gentlemen are enjoying their soak in the tub a turd comes floating to the surface.
Tom splashes it away from him and says "I'm the leader here, I can't have this floating by me."
Jeff then pushes it away and says, "I'm second in command here, I can't have that floating by me."
The turd then drifts over to Ray, who suggests they exit the hot tub.
Tom and Jeff look at each other and exclaim "It's fine over here, we're staying in for a while."

The moral of the story is that even though the turd is bobbing about by Ray, the whole hot tub still stinks!!!

DON'T DUMP ON BAY PARK!!! SAVE HEMPSTEAD BAY!!!
John from Lynbrook

East Hampton, NY

#20 Mar 24, 2008
The last study showed the bay sediment to be so full of metals and pollutants. Has anyone ever tried to golf at the Bay Park Golf Course with a north wind? The freaking place stinks!
So What

Dumont, NJ

#21 Mar 24, 2008
Suozzi is only interested BECAUSE HE WANTS TO DUMP TONS MORE WASTE THERE!

WHat is this reporter his cousin or something? Why is Newsday always giving this slug a break?

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