12 May '11, 5pm

Relief for Noses in Queens: A new plant in Brooklyn's Canarsie section is expected to reduce sewage discharges i...

Relief for Noses in Queens: A new plant in Brooklyn's Canarsie section is expected to reduce sewage discharges i...

Department of Environmental Protection The new sewage treatment plant (buildings with rounded roofs, foreground) in Brooklyn. Jamaica Bay should smell better the next time it pours. On Thursday, New York City officials announced the opening of a $400 million plant in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn that is designed to capture the sewage and storm water runoff that had been discharged into Paerdegat Basin and Jamaica Bay during rainstorms. The new Paerdegat Basin Combined Sewer Overflow Facility is expected to reduce such discharges by about 70 percent a year, or 1.2 billion gallons. The plant is the largest yet of several facilities the city has built to deal with a problem that contaminates waterways and create foul odors: during heavy rains, the combined sewer system carrying both wastewater and storm water runoff often overwhelms the capacity of sewage treatment plants...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/relief-for-nose...

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Radiation found in seaweed near crippled Japan plant

Radiation found in seaweed near crippled Japan ...

mnn.com 13 May '11, 1pm

TOKYO - Seaweed collected from the coast near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant and sewage in Tokyo have show...

Power Plant Cooling Rules Aim to Reduce Fish Kills | OnEarth Magazine

Power Plant Cooling Rules Aim to Reduce Fish Ki...

onearth.org 03 May '11, 4pm

Power plants pull in massive amounts of water every day, and kill billions of fish in the process. Samantha Decker More fr...