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Stamford Officials Continue To Investigate Source Of Sewage Spill

Stamford Harbor (file/credit: cityofstamford.org)

Stamford Harbor (file/credit: cityofstamford.org)

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Officials in Stamford are still searching for the source of Friday’s sewage spill into Stamford Harbor.

But city officials said they have ruled out the Stamford sewage treatment plant as the source.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

City Public Safety Director Ted Jankowski said he estimates the spill to be about 1,000 gallons and said in just a few days, the spill has already begun to naturally dissipate.

“And it will dissipate as the tide comes in and tide comes out. And by all appearances since I’ve been down there every day, that has occurred,” Jankowski told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Jankowski said the spill is no longer floating in the harbor.

“The tide comes in, the tide goes out. And, again, there’s that terminology that they utilize a lot, it’s called natural attenuation, which means that it will dissipate on its own,” Jankowski said.

Jankowski said state environmental officials have assured him that there will be no negative impact on marine life. However, local fishermen struggling to clean the sound waters may take exception to that assurance, Schneidau reported.

The spill was first reported Friday morning by city residents who said they saw sewage in the harbor.

Officials with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection continue to investigate the spill.

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