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What Effect Would Stopping the Flow Have on Ironman?

Westchester County officials say that repairs on a broken pipe are almost complete and they hope to stop discharging sewage into the Hudson River by Friday afternoon.  So, what effect would shutting it down have on pathogen concentrations near George … Continue reading

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Tracing the Sewage Plume and Impact on the Iron Man Swim

There’s nothing that says summer like a raw sewage leak into one of New York City’s major rivers. There was another sewage spill in the Hudson, this time due to a broken pipe and resulting diversion into the Hudson at … Continue reading

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Do Property Taxes Pay Back Wastewater Infrastructure Costs?

Today, while river advocacy groups are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act with Swimmable Action Day, I’m reflecting on the economics of these efforts to reduce sewage pollution. Often when I read anything truly descriptive about what … Continue reading

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Pathogen Forecast for the Latest Hudson Sewage Spill

There was another sewage spill in the Hudson, from a broken sewage pipe at Ossining, New York.  Fortunately, this time the volume was about one hundred times less than the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant spill back in July.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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