Huge Eel Clogs Pipe at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Manchester Something substantial was jamming a pump at the wastewater treatment plant Thursday morning [in Manchester, Connecticut].

No big deal; pumps and pipes have been clogged before with debris and critters such as crayfish, plant process control supervisor Ray Weaver said. So workers started to remove a section of pipe, thinking moss was plugging the path of treated water headed into the Hockanum River, which plant workers routinely test.

“He jumped back like 5 feet,” Weaver said of Nolan, and exclaimed, ” ‘What the hell is that?’ ”

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Manchester Courant

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