Niagara Blackened from Sewage

02.08.2017

The water in the Niagara River became black and got an unpleasant smell. The first to discover this were tourists who came to admire the world famous waterfall on the USA and Canada border. The dark spot on the surface was clearly visible from the height.

Niagara Blackened from Sewage

The cause of the incident was in violation of the technology in wastewater treatment plants. At one of the seven stages of treatment, waste water passes through coal filters – it's here where release into the river occurred. This explains the water color in the coastal zone, as it was told by the environmental service. The Niagara ecosystem was not affected, as the concentration of carbon residues and solid particles did not exceed the permissible standards. Fortunately, solvents and petroleum products did not fall into the water. Local authorities have already apologized for the unpleasant incident.