Human Waste Still Spewing Into NY Harbor Post-Sandy
Repairs still not complete at NJ sewage plant
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2012 8:40 AM CST
Hundreds of feet from the beach, a large section of the boardwalk is entangled with vehicles in the Rockaway Park section of the borough of Queens, New York, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm...   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Just when you thought Hurricane Sandy stories couldn't get any worse: The nation's fifth-largest sewage treatment plant, located in Newark, still hasn't been fully repaired after being hit by a 12-foot wave during the storm. So 18 days later, it continues to pump millions of gallons of partially treated human waste daily into New York Harbor, close to the Statue of Liberty, reports NBC New York. There is still no target date when the sewage plant might be fully operational again, with a senior official saying only "ASAP."

In less depressing Sandy news, the scrap wood from storm-damaged Rockaway Beach Boardwalk is proving quite valuable for salvagers—a block-long section of boardwalk wood could fetch up to $250,000, reports New York. And one New Jersey woman found a collection of love letters that are more than 60 years old on the beach, reports Fox News. "It's magical. This can't be real," said a niece of the woman who wrote the letters.

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finkster
Nov 16, 2012 10:55 AM CST
"millions of gallons of partially treated human waste daily into New York Harbor, close to the Statue of Liberty" Well, Lady Liberty....what will it be? Put down the torch or the book to hold your nose?
JesseJ
Nov 16, 2012 10:00 AM CST
At first I thought this was going to be a story about liberal New Yorkers committing sewer-cide by drowning. I was wrong...
lvan
Nov 16, 2012 9:16 AM CST
shitty news...