Streams

Sewage After Sandy

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A jumping fish makes a ripple in the grey sewage discharge near a "combined sewer overflow" (CSO) on the Gowanus. The CSO's are designed to flow in wet weather when runoff overwhelms the city's sewer (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Michael Schwirtz, reporter for The New York Times, talks about his reporting on how hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage from area treatment plants have flowed into NY and NJ waterways. NYC Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland discusses the city's response.

Guests:

Michael Schwirtz and Carter Strickland

Comments [3]

jf from bk

Bloomberg is evicting occupy sandy in Staten island. They obviously don't like anyone showing them up.

Dec. 04 2012 01:36 PM
Leo from Queens

Yes. Please continue to follow up on all of the infrastructure damage and other environmental issues caused by Sandy AND poor planning and what government officials are doing to remediate / prevent some of the damage we saw from reoccuring. IN particular the damage done to sewage treatment plants; train/subway lines; fuel distribution depots and warehouses; schools and hospitals and pollution impact to areas such as a Gowanus canal and adjacent neighborhoods and historical swampland like the Arthur Kill, Meadowlands, Willets point, etc. and if government officials look the other way and continue developing in those areas.

Dec. 04 2012 12:13 PM
jmurphy from floral park, long island

thank you for remembering this issue and not forgetting Sandy. It is unacceptable that a major public service plant LOCATED NEAR THE WATER was not prepared for a hurricane. The word you are looking for is DUH. When you build on an island, expect water.

Dec. 04 2012 10:32 AM

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