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Sewage clean-up in Bay Park sparks increase in odor

The control center for the digester tanks at

The control center for the digester tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. (March 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

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

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

East Rockaway resident Kristin Ochtera outside of the
Photo 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
Photo 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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