York wastewater plant unveils new system
Phosphorus flowing out of the York City Wastewater Treatment Plant and other area plants and into the Chesapeake Bay can pose problems for the bay’s wildlife.
Too much of the nutrient causes algae blooms, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which eventually decompose, consuming oxygen and compromising marine life.
On Thursday, Gov. Ed Rendell and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, visited York’s plant to tout its recently implemented solution to the problem.
“It’s the kind of thing you really want to see,” Kennedy said.
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