27 Jun '11, 6pm

It's Official: A Timetable for Jamaica Bay's Cleanup: The city plans upgrades at four sewage treatment plants th...

It's Official: A Timetable for Jamaica Bay's Cleanup: The city plans upgrades at four sewage treatment plants th...

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times The mouth of Fresh Creek, foreground, feeding into Jamaica Bay. New York State and city officials said Monday that they had reached a formal agreement with environmental groups on a plan to address two major threats to Jamaica Bay: water pollution and vanishing marshlands. The bay, off the Brooklyn and Queens shoreline, is home to a federal wildlife refuge and a popular fishing and boating area. But it has also been a depository for discharges from New York City’s sewage treatment plants, which are thought to be a major cause of marsh loss. The city said it had made a commitment to completing upgrades at four plants by 2020 that would halve the nitrogen pollution from the outflow of treated sewage at an estimated cost of $100 million. The parties negotiated the terms in principle last year to prevent litigation. The city also will establ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/its-official-a-...

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switchboard.nrdc.org 27 Jun '11, 11pm

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channelnewsasia.com 29 Jun '11, 4am

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grist.org 27 Jun '11, 7pm

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