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Septic Systems Seen as Culprit in Long Island Water Pollution

Thousands of dead fish and turtles washed ashore in Long Island, N.Y., as a result of toxic waters that have been attributed to the runoff from septic systems on the island.

Visitors fish on the shore of Galveston Island State Park.

Thousands of dead fish and turtles washed ashore in Long Island, N.Y., as a result of toxic waters that have been attributed to the runoff from septic systems on the islandLakes and bays have been invaded by a toxin called microcystis, produced by blue-green algae whose growth has been boosted by runoff from flawed or ill-managed household septic systems. (Circle of Blue)

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