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Health Advisory Issued for Long Island Sound near Greenport

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services today issued an advisory to take precautions before recreating in the Long Island Sound near the Greenport Wastewater Treatment facility effluent discharge located off of Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport.  The advisory is being issued out of an abundance of caution following the early morning discharge of residual solids as a result of yesterday’s snow storm.

Corrective actions have been implemented, and the treatment plant is working under normal conditions as of approximately 2:30 this afternoon.  

Suffolk County Health officials are working closely with the NYSDEC, which has jurisdiction over the permitting and enforcement at the facility, and with the management at the Greenport Village plant.

Residents are advised to avoid contact with waters and harvesting shellfish from this portion of the Long Island Sound until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Keep children and pets away from the area, as well.

If contact does occur, rinse off with clean water immediately.  Seek medical attention if after exposure you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation, or allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.

More information will be disseminated if conditions at the treatment plant change.





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