Here's What Raw Sewage Dumping Into Newtown Creek Looks Like [NSFW]

Newtown Creek is an oft-forgotten waterway that splits Greenpoint and Long Island City, forming a natural divide between the northmost part of Brooklyn and westmost part of Queens.

The creek is also one of the EPA Superfund sites, a list of the nation's most severely polluted and toxic sites that are endangering humans, wildlife and plants in their respective regions.

In this video from the Newtown Creek Alliance on Facebook, you can see how a little rain runoff in the combined sewer system will send raw sewage into the waters.

We talk a lot about #cso but images say so much more. This is what untreated #sewage discharging into #newtowncreek looks like. At what point do we say enough is enough and demand that our agencies and elected representatives invest appropriately in wastewater infrastructure so that we don't dump billions of gallons of sewage into #nyharbor and violate the #cleanwateract on a regular basis?

Marked NSFW for the video's puke factor, but really the tag should be NSFA -- not safe for anyone.

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