North River Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
You may not give a second thought (or backward glance) to what the toilet whisks away after you do your business. But we got wondering -- where would we wind up if we thought of flushing as the start, and not the end, of a journey? In this short, we head out to trace the trail of sludge...from Manhattan, to wherever poop leads us.
Monday, September 19, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
The sewage spill that for a time rendered the city's rivers unsafe for recreation this summer has prompted the City Council's Waterfront Committee to look for ways to improve the city's notifications to businesses directly affected.
Monday, July 25, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The Harlem sewage wastewater treatment plant dumped 200 million gallons of sewage into the Hudson last week — and over the course of a year, 30 billion gallons of combined rain and sewage overflow is released into the New York harbor, according to the captain of the Hudson Riverkeeper boat, John Lipscomb.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Pumps are now working at the Harlem wastewater treatment plant that has spilled millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River, officials said. They're hopeful the discharges will end around 6 p.m. Friday.