Sewage Spills

The Brian Lehrer Show

Sewage After Sandy

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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.

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Sewage Leak Plugged, But Questions About Hudson Safety Remain

Friday, August 10, 2012

Millions of gallons of partially treated human waste have been released into the Hudson River since Wednesday, making the river a no-go area for boaters and swimmers, and threatening this weekend's Ironman triathlon.

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Calls for Better Information After Hudson River Spills

Friday, October 14, 2011

Boaters, environmental groups and community leaders told state senators at a hearing Friday they needed better information the day a fire caused untreated wastewater to flow into the Hudson River in July.