Growing Threat to Long Island Waters - Nitrogen  Questions     

Part 2

 

Read the article first - slowly and carefully.  Answer questions 2, 4-9 in COMPLETE sentences on a separate piece of paper.  All other questions do not require sentences.

 

1.  ________ % of homes & businesses in Suffolk County have septic systems and ______ % of the remaining homes &

                     businesses have public sewer systems.

 

    

    ________ % of homes & businesses in Nassau County have septic systems and ______ % of the remaining homes &

                     businesses have public sewer systems.

 

2.  What does Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment say?

3.  Nitrogen levels in the Upper Glacial Aquifer in 1985 was _____ parts per million and in 2005, the nitrogen level was

        ______ parts per million.

    Nitrogen levels in the Magothy Aquifer in 1985 was _____ parts per million and in 2005, the nitrogen level was

        ______ parts per million.

4.  State 3 ways that environmentalists and governments want to combat the threat of high nitrogen levels.

5.  State, in detail, one of assemblyman Robert Sweeney's ideas.

6.  State Suffolk Legislator Kara Hahn's concern (Complete answer).

7.  Describe the pilot program that Bay Park Sewage Treatment plant, in Nassau County, started in July and its early outcome.

8.  Describe the process/event that is killing off the marine life.

9.  State the negative effects of polluted waters on the community and its economy.