Dr. John Tanacredi Moderates Discussion on “Wastewater and Nitrogen Removal: Facts, Myths and a Hopeful Future” at LIMBA

Guest speakers include Roger Tollefsen, B. ChE; Royal Reynolds, PE; and Dr. Robert Nuzzi.

Mr. Tollefsen has degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. He has been deeply immersed in New York’s wholesale and retail seafood industry as President of New York’s Seafood Council. He has provided Congressional testimony on seafood safety, is a recognized authority on food processing and is certified as a Qualified Trainer for the Association of Food & Drug Officials.

He has served on New York Sea Grant’s Program Advisory Committee, the Brown Tide Research Initiative and the Peconic Bay Estuary Program’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee. He was recognized as “Man of the Year” for both Promote Long Island and Save the Bay and was the Citizens’ keynote speaker on the acceptance of the Peconic Estuary into the National Estuary Program.

For at least 30 years, Mr. Tollefsen has researched the nutritional needs of shellfish and nitrogen management. He has presented his position on nitrogen management at technical conferences, legislative and environmental meetings and to numerous local newspapers.

Mr. Reynolds is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York State. He has over 40 years of experience in water supply and wastewater management. He was previously employed by the Nassau County and Suffolk County Health Departments as a Public Health Engineer. He currently acts as a consultant to various civic and community organizations on environmental issues, including noise, light pollution, traffic safety, wastewater, water supply and land development. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Traffic Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Nuzzi has a Ph.D. in Biology and has been a teacher and researcher. He spent over 30 years as the supervisor of the Bureau of Marine Resources of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, where he was intimately involved with the ecology of the waters surrounding the county, on which he has published a number of papers. He continues to be involved in research concerning the local ecology and will be presenting his latest work.

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