Thursday, July 21, 2011

Raw Sewage Dumped Into Hudson River

Well, isn't this nice.  It seems a fire at a sewage treatment plant in Harlem is allowing thousands of gallons of untreated waste to be dumped into the Hudson River.  Isn't that illegal?  Oh, and here's the best part; this is NORMAL!  From the article:

Crews were working through Wednesday night to get the plant running again as quickly as possible to once again treat all of Upper Manhattan's sewage.
That would be what we call a 'bypass.' That would be what would happen when you have a combined sewer overflow when it rains. This would be a dry-weather bypass,” said DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway.

So every time it rains the plant dumps raw sewage?  This must be the fault of recreational boaters...somehow...