All shellfish areas on LI closed afte...

All shellfish areas on LI closed after heavy rains

There are 10 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 12, 2008, titled All shellfish areas on LI closed after heavy rains. In it, Newsday reports that:

All shellfish harvest areas in Nassau and Suffolk have been temporarily closed due to an "extraordinary" volume of stormwater from recent heavy rains, state environmental officials said Friday.

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Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Dec 12, 2008
There goes dinner! Thanks a pantload!
hungry

Hicksville, NY

#2 Dec 12, 2008
Now what am I gonna eat tonight?
Suozzinomics

United States

#3 Dec 12, 2008
Go figure, and this is after the dream boat from Mineola spent 10 million re seeding the Long Island Sound with shell fish, Guess as usual that got Tommy a good photo op and all sorts of environmental awards!

When will the people of nassau County demand this nimwit stop wasting our money!
Bonacker

Port Washington, NY

#4 Dec 12, 2008
Suozzinomics wrote:
Go figure, and this is after the dream boat from Mineola spent 10 million re seeding the Long Island Sound with shell fish, Guess as usual that got Tommy a good photo op and all sorts of environmental awards!
When will the people of nassau County demand this nimwit stop wasting our money!
I think you are misunderstanding the situation. This type of rainfall and possible bacteria entering the bays does not kill and usually does not even harm shellfish. Shellfish are filter feeders and the contaminants will be temporarily collected in the shellfish's flesh. After the water is cleansed naturally though tidal flow and absorption the shellfish are OK to consume again. Relax, and your mentality is exactly what has ruined most of Long Island and turned in into Queens. Please move there if thats they kind of lifestyle you want.
MCR

Sunnyside, NY

#6 Dec 12, 2008
So, after a summer storm, when shellfish are in highest demand, the harvest areas are closed for 3 days.

After a winter storm, when demand is much lower, the harvest areas are closed for a week, huh?

So, the optimal amount of time to let these bivalves clear themselves of these contaminents is 7 days - not 3 days, right?

Money and politics and be damned the health of the constituents.
apocalypse soon

Center Moriches, NY

#7 Dec 13, 2008
Bonacker wrote:
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I think you are misunderstanding the situation. This type of rainfall and possible bacteria entering the bays does not kill and usually does not even harm shellfish. Shellfish are filter feeders and the contaminants will be temporarily collected in the shellfish's flesh. After the water is cleansed naturally though tidal flow and absorption the shellfish are OK to consume again. Relax, and your mentality is exactly what has ruined most of Long Island and turned in into Queens. Please move there if thats they kind of lifestyle you want.
I think you need to relax too. Maybe lay off the clams for a while, and add a little fiber to your diet.
Suozzinomics

United States

#8 Dec 13, 2008
Bonacker wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you are misunderstanding the situation. This type of rainfall and possible bacteria entering the bays does not kill and usually does not even harm shellfish. Shellfish are filter feeders and the contaminants will be temporarily collected in the shellfish's flesh. After the water is cleansed naturally though tidal flow and absorption the shellfish are OK to consume again. Relax, and your mentality is exactly what has ruined most of Long Island and turned in into Queens. Please move there if thats they kind of lifestyle you want.
Good to know that our county employees have so much free time to post from One West Street on behalf of their leader! it is nassau county government under the Suozzola that is turning Long island into Queens!
DumbBastids

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Dec 13, 2008
Queens is part of Long Island you Morons ! Check your Maps...I know it hurts to admit it...Brooklyn too..all part of and connected to Long Island.

Next you be crying that Suffolk will be like Nassau...LOL
Steve

Syosset, NY

#10 Dec 13, 2008
Its true check your maps queens and brooklyn are part of long island and nassau county should be named suozziland. Happy holidays to all my fellow residents in suozziland i'm on life support thanks to my sky high property taxes now I know how being raped feels.
ChristmasTree

United States

#11 Dec 13, 2008
Let's stop the geography lesson, and think about a recently aired idea: LongIslandia, the 51st state! Why not, as we don't need NYS financially, and have been 'augered' by the legislature for years! We'll take the city boroughs as part of our kingdom of course, but New Yawk Cetty will lose, as even Staten Island has been trying to escape that mess for a good thirty years. No political compacts are written in stone, check your history. If those tiny Hawaiian islands that we stole from their owners can be a state, why not LawnGuyland??

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