Broken Pipe Dumps 10M Gallons of Raw Sewage Into Sacred Onondaga Lake

"Up to 10 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Onondaga Lake after a 50-year-old pipe burst during 21 hours of straight rain in Syracuse, New York on October 21. The 42-inch diameter pipe broke south of the Inner Harbor along the Onondaga Lake shoreline.

For more than 24 hours, 5,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into the sacred lake per minute, according to a report that Onondaga County filed with the New York State Department of Conservation.

'Diluted raw sewage that had coarse screening removal' is how the spill was described in a press release."

Alex Hamer reports for Indian Country Today Media Network November 4, 2016.

Source: Indian Country Today, 11/07/2016