Poop train

I learned something new today. Until 1986, all of New York City’s poop went straight into the Hudson River on the upper west side of Manhattan or into the ocean untreated. We’ve come a long way since then. If you have 20 minutes, I highly recommend listening to this episode of the Radio Lab podcast which maps the journey of 8 million people’s excrement–from the depths of a sewage plant, to train cars, to cowboys.

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This entry was posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 5:39 pm and is filed under Water Conservation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.


  1. October 26th, 2013 | Brad says:

    I wonder if filling strip mines with New York’s solid waste does anything positive for the strip mines.

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