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Radiolab

Poop Train

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ever wonder what happens to all of New York City's poop? So did we.

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Radiolab

Poop Train

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.

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WNYC News

Council Examines Sewage Spill Impact on Waterfront Businesses

Monday, September 19, 2011

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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.

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Brooklyn Beach Re-Opens Following Sewage Dump

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

City officials have re-opened Sea Gate in Brooklyn, one of four city beaches that was closed following a raw sewage spill from water treatment plant.

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Sewage Spills Common in Area Waterways, Environmental Advocates Say

Monday, July 25, 2011

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.

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Pumps Working at Plant That Spilled Sewage

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.

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