• Merrimack River July 19, 2022 11:57 am

    Public Health Warning Issued Due to Sewage Overflow in Merrimack River

    The city of Newburyport is recommending that residents avoid contact with the Merrimack River for the next two days following prolonged sewage overflows early Tuesday morning upstream in Haverhill, Lawrence and Lowell. “The Newburyport Health Department recommends that the public avoid contact with the Merrimack River for 48 hours following a sewage discharge or overflow due to the increased health…

  • Rhode Island June 10, 2022 3:41 pm

    No Swimming, Officials Urge, After Sewage Leak Into Blackstone River

    Environmental officials are continuing to urge Rhode Island residents to avoid the Blackstone River after a wastewater treatment facility was found to be leaking only partly-treated sewage into it last week. The no-contact advisory from the Department of Environmental Management, which was first announced Sunday, says that the public should avoid swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rowing and fishing in the river….

  • Rhode Island June 5, 2022 6:49 pm

    Partly Treated Sewage Found Running Into Blackstone River

    Environmental officials are urging residents to avoid a stretch of the Blackstone River after finding that sewage was leaking into the river from a wastewater treatment plant on Sunday. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said it’s investigating the discharge of partly treated wastewater from the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. Officials said they were made aware of...

  • wastewater September 23, 2021 9:30 pm

    Sewage Flush With Data on COVID Crisis

    Sewage contains clues to the COVID crisis and other health issues. Biobot’s Jennings Heussner talks about the Cambridge company and their work around the country.

  • water quality July 12, 2021 3:47 pm

    Mass. Beach Water Quality Reports Find Sewage Helping to Make Swimming Unsafe

    Though two environmental non-profits have released differing reports on water quality at Boston-area beaches in recent weeks, both agree that sewage discharges continue to be significant contributors to unsafe swimming conditions. Environment Massachusetts on Monday released its annual report highlighting local beaches where water samples tested for concentrations of fecal bacteria greater than the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest warning level. That...

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