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'Alarming' New Find on
Polio in New York State
Aug 12, 2022 1:46 PM CDT
'Alarming' New Find on Polio in New York State
After emerging in Hudson Valley, virus pops up in NYC sewage, suggesting local circulation
- Polio appears to be working its way south through New York state, now making an appearance in New York City sewage after earlier showing up in wastewater in Orange and Rockland counties, reports CNBC . That suggests the virus is now circulating locally, spreading quietly among the unvaccinated. It's an...
'Hundreds' of People in NY
May Be Infected With Polio
Aug 5, 2022 11:21 AM CDT
'Hundreds' of People in NY May Be Infected With Polio
So says state's health commissioner after virus turns up in wastewater in a 2nd county
- News last month of an unvaccinated man in New York's Rockland County contracting polio and suffering paralysis was soon followed by reports of the virus being found in wastewater there. Now, nearby Orange County has also turned up polio in its sewage, in samples taken from two different locations...
Massive Sewage Spill Mucks
Up California Coast
Jan 2, 2022 8:45 AM CST
Massive Sewage Spill Mucks Up California Coast
Sewer line failure caused a stink in LA County
- A sewer line failure of epic proportions is causing a real stink in Southern California. Per the
, beaches stretching from Los Angeles to Long Beach have been shut down after millions of gallons of raw sewage on Thursday spewed into the Dominguez Channel, which terminates into the Los...
Sewer Blast Kills 10,
Injures More Than a Dozen
Dec 18, 2021 9:15 AM CST
Sewer Blast Kills 10, Injures More Than a Dozen
Officials still aren't sure what ignited gas that caused explosion in Karachi, Pakistan
- A powerful gas explosion in a sewage system in a southern Pakistan city killed at least 10 people and injured 13 others Saturday, police and a health official said. Police spokesman Sohail Jokhio said the blast was apparently caused when something ignited gas that had accumulated in the sewer beneath...
Full of Crap'
Aug 23, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
Sewage Plant Named After HBO Host 'Because It's Full of Crap'
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton wasn't exactly complimenting John Oliver
- A Connecticut town's officials are showing comedian John Oliver what they think about his expletive-filled rant about their city—they're naming the local sewage treatment plant after him, the AP reports. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced the tongue-in-cheek move in a video posted on his Facebook page on...
Nature' for New
Aug 23, 2019 11:05 AM CDT
City Official Blames 'Mother Nature' for New Flint Mess
2M gallons of raw sewage spill into Flint River
- Flint is still contending with its long-standing water issues , and now there's a new mess in the beleaguered Michigan city. MLive.com reports that "months after dire warnings" of reaching a "critical point," 2 million gallons of raw sewage ended up in the Flint River Sunday,...
They Went in Manhole Alive,
Were Carried Out Dead
Jul 12, 2019 9:51 AM CDT
They Went in Manhole Alive, Were Carried Out Dead
Gas fumes suspected in deaths of 2 Pennsylvania sewage workers
- Two Pennsylvania sewage workers died at the bottom of a 30-foot manhole on Thursday, leaving a community heartbroken and authorities trying to figure out what happened. The male victims, both in their 20s, were conducting a dye test on the sewer system in Aldan when co-workers in a manhole a...
A Gross 'Tornado of Poop'
Jun 26, 2019 12:33 AM CDT
Homeowners' Nightmare: A Gross 'Tornado of Poop'
4 houses damaged in Massachusetts during repairs to sewer line
- Four homes in Massachusetts are considered uninhabitable after they were set upon by one of the worst kinds of tornados: one made up of sewage. Silvia Ortiz of Melrose describes "a tornado of poop" forming in her toilet Thursday morning as she was getting ready for work, per WHDH...
5.5K Pigs in NC,
Sep 19, 2018 9:04 AM CDT
Florence Killed 5.5K Pigs in NC, Spewed Manure
3.4M chickens and turkeys also perished
- Hurricane Florence unleashed torrential rain, dangerous wind gusts, and now a new environmental hazard in North Carolina: the overflowing of its hog manure lagoons—and it's "nasty," per the
New York Times
. Many of North Carolina's nearly 10 million pigs are located on large-scale farms...
Poop Train Finally
Departs Alabama Town
Apr 19, 2018 4:58 AM CDT
Poop Train Finally Departs Alabama Town
It stunk up tiny town for more than 2 months
- The smelliest train in America has rolled out of Parrish, Ala., and the small town hopes it will never see its like again. In what Mayor Heather Hall described as "wonderful news," the train's load of 10 million pounds of sewage sludge from New York and New...
Over 'Horrific' Smell
of New York Poo
Mar 11, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
Alabama Incensed Over 'Horrific' Smell of New York Poo
And the Big Apple backs down
- New York's poo problem has become Alabama's poo problem, and that stinks for both of them. New York City, which produces about 1,200 tons of sewage daily, has been shipping some of it down to landfills around Birmingham that are producing a bit of a smell, the...
They Found $2M in
Gold ... in Sewage
Oct 12, 2017 3:33 AM CDT
They Found $2M in Gold ... in Sewage
And that's just the annual amount discarded in Switzerland
- There's more than cash going down the drain in Switzerland. About $2 million in gold and $1.8 million in silver ends up in Switzerland's sewers each year, according to an environmental study commissioned by the Swiss government. Strange as it sounds, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute...
Are Full of Sewage: Report
Sep 12, 2017 11:05 AM CDT
Houston Floodwaters Are Full of Sewage: Report
Testing by 'NYT' shows E. coli is rampant
- Houston's floodwaters are contaminated with dangerous bacteria likely responsible for an upswing in health issues, reports the
New York Times
organized a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University who tested floodwaters in two Houston neighborhoods. In a family's living room at...
Sep 29, 2016 11:31 AM CDT
500K US Homes Can't Afford Plumbing
It's yet another threat faced by rural communities trapped in poverty
- Americans living in nearly 500,000 homes in the US don't have what the
New York Times
—in an eye-opening piece—calls "basic dignity." That basic dignity includes running water, a bath or shower, or a working toilet. It's that last one plaguing rural black...
Pro Tip for Rio
Put Your Head
Aug 1, 2016 10:29 AM CDT
Pro Tip for Rio Travelers: 'Don't Put Your Head Underwater'
AP study finds waters in Olympic city are still dangerously contaminated
- Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, Rio waterways are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by the AP . Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions,...
Rio's Newest Problem:
'Super Bacteria' in
Jul 5, 2016 10:21 AM CDT
Rio's Newest Problem: 'Super Bacteria' in the Water
And a nasty oil slick in Guanabara Bay, right where sailors are set to compete
- Rio de Janeiro has been plagued by body parts on beaches , muggings , and Zika fears ahead of the Summer Olympics, and now a "super bacteria" has entered the mix. Brazilian scientists say the drug-resistant bacteria was found along the coast of popular beaches including Flamengo and Botafogo, both of...
Sues Mayor for
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Mar 20, 2016 10:03 AM CDT
Baltimore Woman Sues Mayor for Violent Toilet Explosion
She was 'blown off' the toilet seat, suffered injuries and 'mental anguish': suit
- A Baltimore woman who says she was blown off of her toilet when it exploded in November 2014, causing her physical injuries and PTSD, as well as loads of physical damage to her home, is now suing the city's mayor and City Council, as well as a couple of...
Suck Bus Fuel—
Er, No, Sewage
Jan 21, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Brilliant Thieves Suck Bus Fuel— Er, No, Sewage
- Turns out that stealing gas from a tour bus is more nuanced than one might think, as demonstrated by a would-be thief or set of thieves earlier this month in Australia. In what the
refers to as a simple case of "mixing up poo and petrol," Laverton...
Think Septic Tanks Keep Poo Out of Our Water? Er, No
in case you missed it
Aug 8, 2015 11:00 AM CDT
Think Septic Tanks Keep Poo Out of Our Water? Er, No
The largest watershed study of its kind to date looks for, and finds, lots of poop
- In the largest watershed study of its kind, Michigan State University researchers have sampled 64 river systems in the state for E. coli and the human fecal bacteria B-theta and found that, in a nutshell, septic tanks aren't working. At least not as well as experts thought. The researchers...
Dies in Alaska
Jul 24, 2015 2:30 PM CDT
5-Year-Old Dies in Alaska Sewage Lagoon
Daphne Mochin and 2 friends apparently climbed under fence to access lagoon
- A 5-year-old girl playing with her friends died after falling into an Alaskan sewage lagoon, reports
Alaska Dispatch News
. Daphne Mochin and two friends were hanging out Monday evening when they were seen riding their bikes in the direction of a school playground in the village of Manokotak, KDLG reports....
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