Merrimack River Sewage Disk Update
March 27, 2011
Newburyport News: The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is now estimating that approximately 4,240,000 wastewater treatment disks escaped from a Hooksett, New Hampshire, treatment plant and into the Merrimack River earlier this month.
That estimate would almost cut in half the number of disks many Massachusetts officials feared may have been discharged into the water, after which they floated downriver and ended up washing up on Greater Newburyport beaches and coastlines days later.
The more precise disk count was included as part of an administrative order dated Monday that requires the town of Hooksett and its sewer commission to submit a plan within 10 days to implement the cleanup and disposal of the disks.
To read more:
New England Boating:Plastic Sewage Disks Washing Up On Beaches (March 16)
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