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1974: City Sewage Flowing into East River

Aerial photograph of untreated sewage spilling into the East River along 79th Street and The FDR Drive. This is one of the many images provided by The Environmental Protection Agency that prompted New York State to legislate new laws and regulations to protect, improve and restore New York City’s Waterways.

Artist Credit: Hope Alexander. Reprinted with permission. The National Archives


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