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Study of Long Island Sound pollution underway

Led by conservancy organization, 'Save the Sound', the study will measure cleanliness at over 100 waterways along Long Island Sound

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A multi-year study into pollution of the Long Island Sound is now underway.

The research is led by conservancy organization 'Save the Sound,' and will span more than 100 waterways in New York and Connecticut along the sound.

For the first year, the study will measure water cleanliness at 24 sites, starting in Mamaroneck.

Nancy Vincent, a stand-up paddleboard instructor on the Sound was enthusiastic about the study:

I think that's fantastic actually. I think part of the main problem here is the infrastructure is so outdated. When the heavy rains come, they just can't handle it. Everything gets overflowed and goes into the li sound. By updating infrastructure, that’ll improve water quality tremendously

So far, a dozen environmental and conservation groups are participating, with more expected to join next year.

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