City of (Sewage in the) Water | Larry Levine’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Jul 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story

While New York Harbor is generally cleaner than it’s been in a century — thanks to the very same Clean Water Act that a majority in the House of Representatives voted to gut last week — the city still ROUTINELY dumps billions of gallons sewage into local waterways every year when it rains.

Over 50 times a year, when New York got as little as one-tenth of an inch of rain, their outdated sewer systems got overwhelmed and spewed poop from some or all of 400+ locations along the shoreline, in all five boroughs.

Read more here: City of (Sewage in the) Water | Larry Levine’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

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One Comment to “City of (Sewage in the) Water | Larry Levine’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC”

  1. sam says:

    Well it’s good to know New York is cleaner than it has been, showing improvement, but I’m sure more can always be done. I do hope it does keep improving as I work in sewage at http://www.watlinghope.co.uk/ and the environment is a big deal to me!

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