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Managing Sewage Overflows Can Help Abate Climate Change – WAMC

As global climate strikes take place across the region today, another focus of climate change is an unaccounted-for source of greenhouse gas emissions. Hudson River sewage overflows are the culprit, and a new study suggests that stopping water pollution is an untapped strategy to mitigate climate change.

The plan to fix a problem in Albany that’s been a century in the making — and the concerns about that fix – All Over Albany

Large portions of Albany’s (very old) sewer system combine both sewage and stormwater. And when it rains a lot, the system can’t handle all that water. So the sewage ends up in the Hudson River. Yep, gross. It’s a serious environmental and health problem. But the city and its neighbors are currently working on a…
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Keeping sewage overflow at bay in Albany – News 10

Every year millions of gallons of sewage flow into the Hudson River and it’s especially bad when there’s torrential rainfall. When heavy rains cause sewage overflow a new $8 million project will keep debris from making its way into the Hudson River but it won’t keep out the sewage.