EAST ROCKAWAY - Residents and politicians are calling for change after a power failure at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant caused about 3 million gallons of partially treated waste to spill into Reynolds Channel.
The plant, which handles about 40 percent of Nassau County's waste water, has had trouble for years and was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Residents and politicians toured the plant today and called on the federal and state government to put $1.2 billion toward repairing the plant. Funds would be used to bring the plant into environmental compliance and extend its discharge pipe.
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Nassau County says it's investigating the cause of the plant's power failure and determining how much sewage was released into Reynolds Channel.