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Don’t stress aquifer with casino visitors - Letter to Editor - Newsday

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

This letter from our member Steve Rolston was published in Newsday on July 26, 2023

The stress on our aquifer seems more and more intense as we overdevelop our beautiful island but make little or no provision to clean up or replace aging septic systems “Quality of water has hit low point,” News, July 21].

When our water quality is already compromised, the Say No to the Casino Civic Association asks why would Nassau County rush through a plan to build a huge casino and resort space to be run 24/7 for more than 20,000 additional daily visitors in the middle of a worsening climate crisis?

I hope such valuable research will cause us all to rethink how Long Island chooses the right paths to responsible growth.

Our sole source of water, our aquifer, obviously must be protected. As the article indicates, this source needs to be improved, not just held steady.

— Steve Rolston, Baldwin

The writer is a member the Say No to the Casino Civic Association.

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