Over 1 Million Gallons of Sewage Leaks Into Newport Oregon Ocean
(Newport, Oregon) – Water Hazard Update for Newport, Oregon at Nye Beach. On July 9th, 2023, up to 1,180,000 tons of untreated waste water overflowed into the Pacific Ocean.
The City of Newport, Oregon’s Wastewater Treatment Plant malfunctioned and by not working correctly, untreated water flowed from pipes to the Ocean. The amount of total sewage is unknown. However, we do know the outflow was untreated waste water.
The waters at and around Nye Beach may be unhealthy for some time into the future. However, the date and length of time this area will be hazardous to animals and humans health is unkown.
The spill site location takes place below Don Davis Park, adjacent to Nye Beach. It is documented, the City reported that they notified the Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Emergency Response System. Sampling of the spill area will be monitored but have no idea how long this will take place.
Sewage Spilling can not only close a beach but also shut down crabbing and clamming in sites that are near and or directly harmed by hazardous water spills by cities all over the USA. City of Corvallis dumps around 33 million gallons of raw sewage in the Willamette River and it is rarely highlighted in media about how this harms wildlife and human health.
Read about the spill from last year. In the USA alone over 900 Billion gallons are dumped into water ways annually due to infrastructure failures and or pipes breaking.
Stop Sewage spills by writing letters to our governors and make this a public act by telling others. Sewage can contain harmful bacterial that can make animals and humans sick, including skin rashes or flu like systems.
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