L.I. Sound Dredge Material Management Plan
New York State will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block designation of the eastern Long Island Sound as a permanent disposal site for dredged materials.
The federal government’s controversial plan to dump dredged materials in the Sound near Fishers Island will be the subject of public hearings Wednesday in Riverhead and Mattituck.
The federal EPA published a proposed new rule designating a two-square nautical mile area northwest of Fishers Island as a dredge material dump site which will be used for the next 30 years.
Open-water dumping in L.I. Sound to continue for 30 years, as U.S. approves dredge material management plan
The dumping of dredged materials in the Long Island Sound will continue for the next 30 years under a controversial plan approved yesterday over the protests of local officials and environmental activists.