Sewage Disks Wash Up on Maine Beaches
April 19, 2011
Seacoast Online: Small plastic disks spilled from a Hooksett, New Hampshire, sewage-treatment plant washed up on Kittery and York beaches over the weekend, officials said.
“This is the first confirmation we have of the disks being that far north,” N.H. Department of Environmental Services spokesman Jim Martin said Monday.
Heavy rains caused millions of the bacteria-catching disks, which are about the size of a half-dollar, to escape from the Hooksett Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 6. The disks then spilled into the Merrimack River and traveled to the Atlantic Ocean. They have also been found as far south as Cape Cod.
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