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Law to require public be alerted when sewage enters waterways

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Throughout the state, raw sewage is dumped into rivers on a regular basis. Many people are unaware of this, and wind up swimming, boating and fishing in recently polluted waterways, according to Tracy Brown, a water quality advocate for Riverkeeper, an environmental organization focused on protecting the Hudson River and its tributaries. A new law intends to change this. The law would require wastewater treatment plants to notify the public when raw or partially treated ...


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