One of the biggest threats to Long Island's water supply is nitrogen, which can seep into the Island's many waterways and vulnerable underground aquifers.
It’s hard to fathom that Lake Ronkonkoma ever drew thousands of people. Today Long Island's largest freshwater body stands a monument to environmental neglect because an assortment of municipalities are either unwilling or unable to cut through the tangle of red tape that strangles it.
“The best thing that we can do is address the main source of the problem, which is our nitrogen.”
“A reduction of that air pollution is going to have a profound effect on health."