Eleven billion gal of sewage released into East Coast bodies of water
A new article by USA Today reports that Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gal of sewage into the bodies of water along the East Coast. Due to flooding of East Coast treatment facilities, sewage spilled into nearby waters from Connecticut to Washington, D.C. The article reports that one-third of the sewage was untreated and 94% was due to coastal flooding damage. According to the article, “It estimated the cost of repair to damaged plants at nearly $2 billion for New York and $2.7 billion for New Jersey.”
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