Empowering Communities, Advocating Solutions


Source: News 12 Long Island

Northport Village cited for dirty bay waters

Posted: August 23, 2011
Originally Published: August 22, 2011

NORTHPORT- The Environmental Protection Agency has sited Northport Village after a disgusting discovery was made in its harbor.

The EPA says that the bay in Northport is being polluted by human waste and cites the 60-year-old storm water treatment system as a cause of the pollution, saying the system was allowed to break down, forcing untreated sewage into the bay. The report states that pipes are rusted and broken, the catch basins are clogged and not working and illegal septic tanks have been hooked up, although critical repairs and upgrades were never done.

Northport Village has six months to clean up the bay. The EPA has said that it wants the village to upgrade its treatment system and stop the pollution.

* CCE's Adrienne Esposito is interviewed in the video.