Water Pollution Long Islands Polluted Waters

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As populations and global warming increases, Long Island New York 's aquifers which are layers of water underground that can be extracted throw the use of water wells, have become more extremely demanding for many New Yorkers alike. Long Islands water 's over the years have drastically increased in high level risks of water contamination, high levels of nitrogen and toxic pollutants since the early 1940 's, 60s, late 80 's mid 1990 's which finally leading up to now has become an ongoing issue that is extremely important and needs effective solutions to the resolving of the high risks of Long Islands Polluted Waters. All of the ground water in Long Island that flows through sidewalks, roadways, storm drains, soil, fertilizers and sewage…show more content…
These factors and elements lead to a very harmful negative outcome which all New Yorker 's need to be aware of and seek to take action towards better solutions against the potential risks at large and ahead.
It 's important to understand that we are all a product of our own environment and what goes into it comes out as a positive or negative result. Long Islanders have faced many problems with ground water pollution. According to http://oceanworld.tamu.edu, after doing countless geographical surveys every few decades from the 1940 's, early 1960 ', 1980 's, mid 1990 's to now, scientist have concluded that the higher levels of stress was causing species changes and a lower diversity to the environment. It was determined that the 1962 samples were heavier in delta13C suggesting that organic carbon was being oxidized at a greater rate in the 1990 's then in the 1960 's. Scientist have come to a hypothesis that the waters stress was a contributing factor to an increase in waste water effluent treated sewage which a study measured a fair amount of bacteria spores called Clostridium perfringens which was found in human excrement ("Waste Water in Long Island," n.d.). This meant that Long Island has a big sewage pollution problem. According to Suffolk County 's comprehensive water resource management plan in 2010, there have been large changes in the ground water aquifers between the years 1987 to 2005.
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