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The Sludge Boat...Soon Will Be Making Another Run

Thursday, April 02, 2009

8,000,000 New Yorkers generate a whole lot of sewage, and on any given day some of that sewage - more than 2,000,000 gallons - is being shipped around on the city's waterways. I was treated to a ride on the city's fancy new sludge boat, dubbed the Red Hook.

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Trucking up the East River with a load o\' sludge.
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The trusty crew of the sludge boat Red Hook.
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En route to Hunt\'s Point.
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\"Not the most prestigious cargo,\" - Capt. Sean Riel
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Sludge is turned into fertilizer, in the Bronx...
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...where some residents are raising a stink
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\"It\'s like the Enterprise on Star Trek,\" - mate Mark Thomas

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