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    :: Thursday, September 22, 2005 ::

    Disastrous Sewage Plant Threatens Health - A Long Island Press Exposé
    Then there is the sewage. All over the place. It covers the floor in some of the highly tracked tunnels that run throughout the expansive facility. It touches 2,000-volt electric panels. Some of it has solidified and blocks drains, creating stagnant cesspools.

    Irony of ironies, staff toilets have no water, and are clogged with dried and aged human feces.

    'It's a disaster,' says a plant worker. 'Every day we cannot believe that this place still runs.'

    Conditions inside the 32-year-old plant are, according to union officials and other knowledgeable witnesses, in gross violation of local, state and federal regulations.
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