Greenwich Spill Dumped a Whole Lot of Stinky Sewage

Twenty-eight million gallons of sewage created quite a mess, a stinky situation and one of the largest sewage spills in recent New England history.
On Dec. 12, a sewer main broke and Greenwich officials recently submitted a report detailing the size of the spill to federal and state regulators.

Michael Fedak, who has been with the federal Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years, said he can recall only two other spills of similar magnitude in the region -- in Wethersfield and in Worcester, Mass.

Officials aren't sure what caused the Greenwich spill, which sent untreated wastewater into the Mianus River and Long Island Sound for four days.

Shellfish beds in the area remain closed, but officials said there won't be any long-term damage to Long Island Sound.

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