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Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly 11 billion gallons of waste spilled into waterways after Superstorm Sandy, according to a new report.
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If the subway disruption, and the housing damage and residential displacement, and the general psychological toll of Superstorm Sandy weren't enough, there's also the sewage.

Approximately 11 billion gallons of untreated (or only semi-treated) waste spilled into waterways after Sandy, according to a new report from the environmental group Climate Central. The vast majority of that overflow occurred in the rivers and bays surrounding New York and New Jersey. Forgive us if we order sparkling the next few days.