Governor Cuomo And DEC Launch Blue-Green Algae Removal Pilot Program In Southampton Village - 27 East

Governor Cuomo And DEC Launch Blue-Green Algae Removal Pilot Program In Southampton Village

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Crews position containment booms in Lake Agawam on Thursday morning.    DANA SHAW

Crews position containment booms in Lake Agawam on Thursday morning. DANA SHAW

Crews position containment booms in Lake Agawam on Thursday morning.    DANA SHAW

Crews position containment booms in Lake Agawam on Thursday morning. DANA SHAW

The portable water treatment system in Agawam Park.   DANA SHAW

The portable water treatment system in Agawam Park. DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, with Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.  DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, with Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works.   DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works. DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works.   DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works. DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works.   DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works. DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works.   DANA SHAW

David Pinelli, left, senior scientist from Aecom, demostrates how the portable water treatment system works. DANA SHAW

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos.  DANA SHAW

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos. DANA SHAW

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in Southampton Village on Thursday announcing a pilot program to clean up Lake Agawam.    DANA SHAW

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in Southampton Village on Thursday announcing a pilot program to clean up Lake Agawam. DANA SHAW

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, Southampton Village Trustee Kimberly Allan, Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier and Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera at the press conference in Agawam Park on Thursday.  DANA SHAW

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, Southampton Village Trustee Kimberly Allan, Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier and Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera at the press conference in Agawam Park on Thursday. DANA SHAW

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at press conference in Agawam Park on Thursday.  DANA SHAW

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at press conference in Agawam Park on Thursday. DANA SHAW

Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren.  DANA SHAW

Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren. DANA SHAW

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.  DANA SHAW

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. DANA SHAW

authorStaff Writer on Oct 3, 2019
The State Department of Environmental Conservation is running a pilot program that officials hope will remove or reduce the amount of blue-green algae that plagues Lake Agawam in Southampton Village.... more

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