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The North Shore bluffs face coastal damage. A new Suffolk County task force will address the erosion problem. (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Suffolk County Legislature passes erosion control task force

Lilly de Bruin September 30, 2014
At a Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would create a task force to address the issue of coastal erosion on the North Shore of Long Island.
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Stony Brook University is involved in research on groundwater contamination from composting. Findings in past reports show high levels of manganese and alpha radiation. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

SBU researches fertile grounds for controversy

Chris Woods November 26, 2013
Joint research between Stony Brook University and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) into the chemical reactions behind large-scale mulching contaminating groundwater could heavily affect the future of composting on Long Island, specifically in relation to an announced food waste processing plant.
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Stony Brook to conduct research for state

Nujbat Meraji October 14, 2013
Groundwater on Long Island is continually tainted by high levels of manganese from large-scale composting projects, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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