What is causing the dead zones in Cape Cod?



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    It is assumed that the dead zone in Cape Cod is being caused by an abundance of nitrogen from the residential septic systems nearby, and the two wastewater treatment plants on the shore. The nitrogen acts as a fertilizer, and the algae take over. Other plants are unable to get any sunlight or nutrients, and the water loses oxygen, creating a dead zone.

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