Bay Park sewage plant shut down after Sandy

Digestor tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment

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Digestor tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. At right is a 60-foot high gas sphere, seen here on March 9, 2011. (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Raw sewage has begun to seep into some homes served by the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, and officials have begun diverting effluent into Rockaway Channel after the facility was flooded by superstorm Sandy.Officials shut down the plant Wednesday after a 9-foot tidal surge breached the East Rockaway facility on Monday.

The plant serves 550,000 residents, about 40 percent of Nassau residents....

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