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Report: State meeting nitrogen discharge goals

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A state report shows Connecticut's sewage treatment plants are meeting their goals for reducing the levels of nitrogen discharged into Long Island Sound.

The report from the state Council on Environmental Quality says discharge levels rose slightly in 2013 because of cooler and wet weather last summer, but were down from 7,500 tons a decade ago just over 4,000 tons. The level was slightly above 3,900 tons in 2012.

Karl Wagener, the council's executive director, tells The Day of New London, their report shows treatment plant upgrades are working and need to continue.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Connecticut contributes about one-third of the nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound, with the remainder coming from New York state.

Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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