2008-11-21 / Top Stories

Weiner Tours Jamaica Bay; Decries Nitrogen Dumping


Environmentalist Dan Munday said that marshes such as the one in this photo would be completely gone by 2020 if something is not done to stop the nitrogen dumping. Environmentalist Dan Munday said that marshes such as the one in this photo would be completely gone by 2020 if something is not done to stop the nitrogen dumping. Weiner and Munday talk about the problem on the fishing boat driven by Mike McGovern. Weiner told reporters that he was going to push the DEP into plans that would refit the wastewater treatment plants around the bay, including the one in Rockaway, so that less nitrogen would be dumped into the bay. Weiner and Munday talk about the problem on the fishing boat driven by Mike McGovern. Weiner told reporters that he was going to push the DEP into plans that would refit the wastewater treatment plants around the bay, including the one in Rockaway, so that less nitrogen would be dumped into the bay. Below, Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks with reporters at a Broad Channel dock on Jamaica Bay this past Friday. Fisherman Mike McGovern took Weiner, Mundy and reporters on a tour of the bay to point out how much the marshes have deteriorated over the last decade. Below, Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks with reporters at a Broad Channel dock on Jamaica Bay this past Friday. Fisherman Mike McGovern took Weiner, Mundy and reporters on a tour of the bay to point out how much the marshes have deteriorated over the last decade. In discussing the loss of marsh grass, Weiner blamed the deterioration of the bay ecology on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which dumps tons of nitrogen into the bay each month as part of its wastewater treatment program. In discussing the loss of marsh grass, Weiner blamed the deterioration of the bay ecology on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which dumps tons of nitrogen into the bay each month as part of its wastewater treatment program.

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