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For most New Yorkers, flushing water down sinks and toilets seems to make it disappear.  But for residents of Hunts Point, who live near one of the largest sewage treatment plants in the city, the volume just keeps growing. Click for video.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
   
 

This map of coastal storm impact zones was created by the Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) of NYC

The Newtown Creek Wastewater Pollution Control Plant overflows regularly in rain storms, leaking sewage and storm water into the waterway.

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When the subway system was shut down by rain on August 8, most New Yorkers' commutes were doubled, tripled or quadrupled. But for some business owners in Jamaica, the problem lasted much longer.

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