Contaminated drinking water: Officials: Flood waters could be health risk

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Jocelyn Maminta | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 7:11 PM EDT | (WTNH) News 8

State environmental and health officials are putting out a warning to state residents: flood waters from Sandy could be a health risk. The problem is that raw sewage discharge from treatment plants and pumping stations. The pumping station in West Haven on Beach Street was flooded by Sandy. It was closed down for a while Tuesday, but it is back up again. A second one caught on fire that too is operating again. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says flooding and power outages led to the raw sewage to flow into Long Island Sound and other waterways. Read more about it here: http://wtnh.com/category/news/#.UJB0DGfpWSp.

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