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The control center for the digester tanks at (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The control center for the digester tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

Sewage clean-up in Bay Park sparks increase in odor

Residents in the Bay Park area of Nassau who have been living with a foul smell for years are in for an even worse time as the county makes an effort to finally eliminate the odor.

Digester tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Digester tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. At right is a 60-foot high gas sphere. (March 9, 2011)

A digester tank at the Bay Park Sewage
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A digester tank at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

Pipes and ducts leading to and from digester
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Pipes and ducts leading to and from digester tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

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A 60-foot high gas sphere that stores methane
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A 60-foot high gas sphere that stores methane gas at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

A 60-foot high gas sphere that stores methane
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A 60-foot high gas sphere that stores methane gas at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

A 60-foot high gas sphere that stores methane
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A 60-foot high gas sphere that stores methane gas at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

The control center for the digester tanks at
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The control center for the digester tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011)

The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 10, 2011)

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East Rockaway resident Kristin Ochtera outside of the
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

East Rockaway resident Kristin Ochtera outside of the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Thursday. Ochtera says Bay Park was an enjoyable place her father took her as a young girl, or where he'd shoot a round of golf, but the pungent odors from the plant have made the park and the community unbearable. (March 10, 2011)

East Rockaway resident Kristin Ochtera outside of the
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

East Rockaway resident Kristin Ochtera outside of the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Thursday. Ochtera says Bay Park was an enjoyable place her father took her as a young girl, or where he'd shoot a round of golf, but the pungent odors from the plant have made the park and the community unbearable. (March 10, 2011).

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