The Silent Victims

169 people have been recorded so far as being directly killed by the lake, but what of all the silent victims of this dirty and toxic monstrosity? What about the people that cut their feet on rusty debris and later die of blood poisoning? People that have had their skin poisoned by swimming in toxic waste, later having a doctor declare a natural death?

Or the people who contract E. Coli, and bring it back to their community. Maybe they just had a bad sickness, but what about their 90 year old neighbor? Did she die from excessive diarrhea after eating scones prepared by the swimmer? Unfortunately we may never know. The true scope of the devastation caused by the lake may never be known.

Notorious Public Disgrace

The majority of the public knows full well what kind of lake this is. And the people that are not biased talk about it constantly, causing great shame to the entire community of Ronkonkoma. For they, through name and geography, are associated with this awful lake. The question everyone else has is: "What kind of people are these, that just ignore this problem?"

Lake Ronkonkoma has been exposed time and time again as the disgrace it well and truly represents. No one outside of Ronkonkoma is under any illusion, and all are wondering when the good people of Ronkonkoma will come together and fix this once and for all.

Government Has Failed

The government is well aware of the scope of the problem. But all they want to do about it is to keep closing the lake to swimmers, while doing nothing about the root problems. During the summer of 2016, Lake Ronkonkoma was closed more times than all of the 190 beaches monitored by the Suffolk County Department of Health combined!

At this rate, people that want to keep swimming in this hellhole, and residents that enjoy dumping their garbage in it and using it as a sewer, will run out of excuses. For it won't be long before the Department of Health decides it is safer to simply shut down the lake for good. Ask yourself: who does this outcome serve?

Video Library

CBS: Cleaning Up Lake Ronkonkoma

Jennifer Mclogan reports.

CBS: Toxic Algae In Suffolk County

Carolyn Gusoff reports.

Poor Visability in Lake Ronkonkoma

Dive with Peter Canning.

Bavarian Inn Drainpipe Going into Lake Ronkonkoma!

Disgraceful dumping caught on film.