Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut.
That's according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that's equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high with sewage.
Most of the overflow was due to storm-surge flooding that inundated sewage treatment facilities.
The sewage spilled into surrounding waters and even some city streets, most of it in New York City and northern New Jersey.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.
U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont and New York are urging extra caution for those who may want to venture out in the woods in the days following the storm.The Forest Service says overhead dangers may remain present even after the weather clears, with branches or even whole trees set to fall.Another concern is that streams and rivers may be swollen from the rains that fell during the storm.