Aug 26, 2007

LI loses money due to beach closures from runoff

Toxic stormwater has helped wash away millions of dollars in beach revenue on Long Island in the first two months of the summer, Sen. Charles Schumer said yesterday.

Speaking with an empty Bar Beach behind him, Schumer said a study by Martin Cantor of Dowling College shows that municipal and state beach closures through Aug. 3 cost Long Island's tourism industry $60 million. The North Hempstead town beach was closed to bathing because of yesterday's storm, but beachgoers still could lay on the sand.

"Our beaches are under attack by stormwater runoff," the Democratic senator more

1 comment:

SebagoCanoeClub said...

It makes Coney Island clean compared to that.