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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 03:28 PM
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Caution urged as sewage leaks into Hudson River
Caution urged as sewage leaks into Hudson River

The North River Wastewater Treatment Plant was taken offline Wednesday following a four-alarm fire in the engine room. Untreated wastewater began flowing into the river beginning at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and has continued since. The plant has been in operation since 1976 and treats on average 120 million gallons of wastewater a day.

The Westchester County Health Department notified its residents to avoid direct contact with the Hudson River along Westchester County through the weekend.

New Jersey Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said water tests were being done for bacteria and pathogens. He said no impact is expected south of Sandy Hook at the Jersey Shore.

"We're on top of it, we want the public to be aware we're staying on top of it and we're going to continue to communicate as we learn more information," Martin said Thursday afternoon.


There is no sanity in corporate/fascism --

it is suicidal -- and it is taking us all with them -- !!

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