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WNYC News

Can Sewage Spread Ebola? And Other City Worker Questions

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hospital workers and paramedics have been getting information about Ebola. Sanitation workers and other city employees want answers, too.

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WNYC News

Not-So-Flushable Baby Wipes

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Officials say the wipes are clogging up sewer systems, and that it ultimately costs water customers extra.

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WNYC News

11B Gallons of Sewage Dumped Into Waterways After Sandy: Report

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

study from the group Climate Central says northeast waterways were swimming in sewage following Sandy — much of it untreated.

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WNYC News

Federal Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal Could Cost $504 Million

Friday, December 28, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put forward a plan to clean up the beleaguered Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. 

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WNYC News

After Sandy, DEP Focuses on Area Waterways

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Department of Environmental Protection says it’s been sampling waterways around the city, following Sandy.

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WNYC News

City Focuses on Green Infrastructure to Stop Sewage Pollution

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection wants to improve ways to prevent sewage from polluting local waterways during heavy rainfalls through a long-term plan involving green infrastructure.

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WNYC News

DEP Releases Findings of Investigation into Sewage Plant Fire

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Department of Environmental Protection said a nut linking a fuel injector and a pump may have led to a four-alarm fire at a Harlem wastewater treatment plant in July. The fire led to the dumping of millions of gallons of sewage into the Hudson River.

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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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WNYC News

Unsafe Levels of Sewage Found in the Hudson River: Report

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A new report from the environmental group Riverkeeper confirmed what many New Yorkers long suspected: sewage pollution can make the Hudson River unsafe for swimming.

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WNYC News

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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WNYC News

City Closes Four Beaches Due to Spilled Sewage

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The city has now closed four beaches — one in Brooklyn and three on Staten Island — after a wastewater treatment facility dumped hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River following a four-alarm fire last week.

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WNYC News

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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WNYC News

Area Waters Still Tainted by Spilled Sewage, Officials Say

Monday, July 25, 2011

City health officials are telling New Yorkers to stay out of some area waterways after the sewage spill at a Harlem wastewater treatment plant last week.

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WNYC News

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hudson River Sewage Discharge

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cas Holloway, NYC's Department of Environmental Preservation Commissioner, discusses the millions of gallons of sewage released into the Hudson after a fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem this week.

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WQXR News

NYC Closes Tunnel to Gowanus Canal

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New York City closed an underground water tunnel on Monday that's been used for the past 10 years to flush out the notorious Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The closure is supposed to pay off in the long-term by allowing $135 million worth of improvements to take place, though it also introduces some short-term risks while the tunnel is out of operation.

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WNYC News

Short-Term Risk for Long-Term Fix at Gowanus Canal

Monday, July 19, 2010

The city closed an underground water tunnel Monday morning that's been used for the past 10 years to flush out the notorious Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The closure is supposed to pay off in the long-term by allowing $135 million worth of improvements to take place, though it also introduces some short-term risks while the tunnel is out of operation.

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WNYC News

New York Looks to Philadelphia for Ideas on Sewer Overflow Issues

Thursday, July 15, 2010

When it comes to meeting federal clean water standards, New York and other older cities like Boston and Albany are decades behind. One reason is all the human waste that’s discharged every time a storm overwhelms the capacity of 19th century combined sewer systems, which collect rain and sewage in the same pipes. Now New York is looking to another old East Coast city, Philadelphia, for new ideas.

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