Human waste is getting some good press lately. Watertown is moving forward with plans to overhaul the wastewater treatment plant – so it can turn sewage sludge into energy. The city recently got a grant from the New York State Energy Research...
Sep 04, 2009 — The Potsdam Courier-Observer broke news yesterday that the septic system of the Walmart Supercenter in Potsdam failed more than three months ago. Since then, Walmart has been trucking thousands of gallons of its sewage almost every day to the wastewater treatment system in Canton.
The retail giant has been in contact with state environmental officials. But local leaders were left in the dark. Now the village of Canton says it will stop accepting the sewage today. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 23, 2005 — The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its plans to adopt a controversial policy for sewage treatment plants. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2004 — The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a policy that will allow sewage treatment operators to send largely untreated sewage directly into rivers and lakes. It's a cost-savings effort pushed by the Bush administration. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2003 — Tens of millions of gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage were dumped into the Great Lakes basin during last month's massive power outage, but environmentalists say that's a drop in the bucket compared with the overall problem of contamination from sewage spills. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports. Go to full article
Sep 03, 2002 — This summer, a spill at Lake Placid's wastewater treatment plant sent untreated sewage flowing into the Chubb and the Ausable Rivers. The sewer plant is thirty years old. Village officials are scrambling to raise ten million dollars to build a new facility. But as Brian Mann reports, some residents down-stream worry that the project won't stop the flow of pollution. Go to full article