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Divers Plumb the Depths of City's Water System

Monday, November 24, 2008

If you didn't see yesterday's New York Times, then you missed what is now the most e-mailed article from their New York section. The story starts with a leak in the city's complex water system that's turned into a 36 million gallon-a-day gusher.

To fix this problem 20 years after it was first discovered, the city has hired a team of deep sea divers who are working in near darkness.

The New York Times reporter Ken Belson joins us now.

Plumber's Job on a Giant's Scale: Fixing New York's Drinking Straw

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