Report finds fewer beach closings in '07

Report finds fewer beach closings in '07

There are 15 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jul 30, 2008, titled Report finds fewer beach closings in '07. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The number of days that beach-goers were kept out of Long Island Sound last summer was fewer than half the number in 2006, environmentalists said Tuesday.

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Milfordite

Mahwah, NJ

#1 Jul 30, 2008
This reads like a campaign ad for the Dems. Plus, the main reason LI Sound is so cleanm is due to the fact that we have lost just about all of our manufacturing base. Poor article. If you are going to quote candidates for sate office, quote them all. B. Lambert's quote was just dumb and she contributed nothing to this article other than to get her name in the paper.
Chemspills

AOL

#2 Jul 30, 2008
The state is the contributor of more toxics spilled into our waterways than any industry. We use the Clean Water Funds to line pipes with a marine pollutant (resin) without controls or inspections on the contractors. Styrene (mainly), benzene, toluene and the like (hydrocarbons) leach from theses processes for many months after installation IF NO controlls are put in place. The contractors will not spend the money for controlling pollutants if the municipality or engineers do not specify controlls on these low bid projects. Next time odors are noticed, fish kills and maybe a home is evacuated from toxic fumes.....The state will take action like many others have. Hamden has had a styrene spill into Lake Whitney and the state continues to ignore continuous toxic effluents from this lining process.
Mary

New Rochelle, NY

#3 Jul 30, 2008
Jennings Beach in Fairfield has the worst record for closings due to its proximity to the West Side sewage treatment plant in Bridgeport. That plant regularly just opens the gates and lets everything out without proper treatment. The plant is in dire need of repairs. Maybe Dinardo can buy it and fix it up.
Mommy of 1

Elmwood Park, NJ

#4 Jul 30, 2008
Really Oh wow how "refreshing"...lol.. .
pwilson

Sandy Hook, CT

#5 Jul 30, 2008
lobster,crab,and fish, should get the hell out of long island sound as fast as people should get out of this state.
Just as Judgmental

Elizabeth, NJ

#6 Jul 30, 2008
pwilson wrote:
lobster,crab,and fish, should get the hell out of long island sound as fast as people should get out of this state.
You always have something awful to say. Want to get together and kick sand in children’s faces?
pwilson

Sandy Hook, CT

#7 Jul 30, 2008
Just as Judgmental wrote:
<quoted text>You always have something awful to say. Want to get together and kick sand in children’s faces?
Glad you enjoy the show.
pwilson

Sandy Hook, CT

#8 Jul 30, 2008
Just as Judgmental wrote:
<quoted text>You always have something awful to say. Want to get together and kick sand in children’s faces?
I can say this.....If and when the people running the show in this state, and in many of its cities and towns get their act together and make things better with lower taxes, less spending, less lying,less crime,less welfare handouts, and so on, then I will have nice things to say. Until then, I will be a thorn in their side till my last breath.
county

New Hyde Park, NY

#9 Jul 30, 2008
Mary wrote:
Jennings Beach in Fairfield has the worst record for closings due to its proximity to the West Side sewage treatment plant in Bridgeport. That plant regularly just opens the gates and lets everything out without proper treatment. The plant is in dire need of repairs. Maybe Dinardo can buy it and fix it up.
This is true. This is also where Fairfield county need to realize the importance of assisting Bridgeport. Cleaning up the city, moving professional jobs here will only make life easier for everyone around. Wouldn't it be nice NOT to have to commute to Stamford or area's south? We all seem to disparage the city, and talk about folks that live there as trash, or that the city is ugly and unsafe. We all need to pitch in and get things done. I live in Stratford and have a LONG commute to Stamford everyday. I hope the towns of Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Stratford, Milford Trumbull and all the others can see the benefit of cleaning up and encouraging growth. We seem to forget that Bridgeport had a HUGE hand in making our end of the county prosperous. We also, forget that many of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents were the factory workers that worked and lived in the city.
J Kowalski

United States

#10 Jul 31, 2008
Equal time? What does Nanci Seltzer, the Republican candidate for the General Assembly in the 118th have to say about this topic?
Devon

Mahwah, NJ

#11 Aug 1, 2008
Thank you J.Kowalski for making note of the fact that Mr. Juliano only got one view point. I would like to take a moment to say that the article was not as thorough as one would hope. The current Clean Water Fund was started in 1986, it's predecessor was created in the 1950's. This is not something new, nor nearly new. Please feel free to read the details of this program through the DEP website at http://www.ct.gov/Dep/cwp/view.asp...
Though 35 years ago I lived on the other side of the Long Island Sound there was no problem with the water then, though maybe some 15 - 20 years later problems were significant. Again, J. thank you for keeping it real.
Nanci Seltzer
Endorsed Republican Candidate
118th Legislative Seat
RMRT

Poughkeepsie, NY

#12 Aug 1, 2008
county wrote:
<quoted text>
This is true. This is also where Fairfield county need to realize the importance of assisting Bridgeport. Cleaning up the city, moving professional jobs here will only make life easier for everyone around. Wouldn't it be nice NOT to have to commute to Stamford or area's south? We all seem to disparage the city, and talk about folks that live there as trash, or that the city is ugly and unsafe. We all need to pitch in and get things done. I live in Stratford and have a LONG commute to Stamford everyday. I hope the towns of Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Stratford, Milford Trumbull and all the others can see the benefit of cleaning up and encouraging growth. We seem to forget that Bridgeport had a HUGE hand in making our end of the county prosperous. We also, forget that many of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents were the factory workers that worked and lived in the city.
Well, sorry to inform you but Milford is STILL not part of Fairfield County!
We happily remain a New Haven county town and proud of it...
RMRT

Poughkeepsie, NY

#13 Aug 1, 2008
Dear "County"

Milford remains part of New Haven County NOT Fairfield County--:)
Milfordite

Mahwah, NJ

#14 Aug 10, 2008
J Kowalski wrote:
Equal time? What does Nanci Seltzer, the Republican candidate for the General Assembly in the 118th have to say about this topic?
My point exactly
Milfordite

Mahwah, NJ

#15 Aug 10, 2008
Devon wrote:
Thank you J.Kowalski for making note of the fact that Mr. Juliano only got one view point. I would like to take a moment to say that the article was not as thorough as one would hope. The current Clean Water Fund was started in 1986, it's predecessor was created in the 1950's. This is not something new, nor nearly new. Please feel free to read the details of this program through the DEP website at http://www.ct.gov/Dep/cwp/view.asp...
Though 35 years ago I lived on the other side of the Long Island Sound there was no problem with the water then, though maybe some 15 - 20 years later problems were significant. Again, J. thank you for keeping it real.
Nanci Seltzer
Endorsed Republican Candidate
118th Legislative Seat
Well said Nanci.

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