CLF sues Barnstable over pollution in Lewis Bay | Conservation Law Foundation

CLF sues Barnstable over pollution in Lewis Bay

Doug Fraser, Cape Cod Times

The Conservation Law Foundation filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Boston against the town of Barnstable, saying the Barnstable Water Pollution Control Facility is in violation of the federal Clean Water Act and is polluting Lewis Bay.

In the suit, CLF contends the levels of nitrogen discharged into groundwater by the plant are too high, and that the nitrogen and other nutrients travel underground to nearby Lewis Bay, where the discharge has elevated nutrient levels that feed large algal blooms.

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