Department of Environmental Protection

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Ruptured 50-Inch Sewer Pipe Being Blamed For Brooklyn Sinkhole

A 20-foot section of pavement on 79th Street in Bay Ridge opened up Wednesday leaving a huge sinkhole and nearly swallowing a car.

08/02/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Demand City Take Action Against Sewer-Bred Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.

05/18/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

This notice threatens legal action unless a water meter bill is paid. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: New Yorkers Complain The City’s New Water Meters Overcharge Massively

“Am I paying a mortgage here? Because that’s what it sounds like me: I’m paying a mortgage. $1,400 to pay for water, come on,” said Sahodra Samaroo.

04/18/2012

Crews work to fix a water main break at Murray and West Broadway streets on Thursday, April 5, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Water Main Break In Lower Manhattan Impacts Traffic, Transit

A 12-inch water main dating back to the 1800s burst at the corner of West Broadway and Murray streets around 3 a.m. The main flooded the street and the Chambers Street subway station.

04/05/2012

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NYPD: Stolen DEP Truck Crashes Into UES Barber Shop

The NYPD says the driver first hit several parked cars before crashing into the barber shop.

02/11/2012

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Brooklyn Sewage Plant Offering Valentine’s Day Tour

Looking to take your sweetheart on a Valentine’s Day date she’s not soon to forget?

02/10/2012

Ulster County executive wrote a letter to Mayor Bloomberg asking him to come and see the environmental impact of DEP's presence in the area. (credit: Flickr.com | inset Ulster County)

Upstate Executive Rips NYC DEP As ‘Occupying Nation’ & Wants Bloomberg To Intervene

According Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, the county’s water is being polluted and harming farmers, hurting beaches and killing fish in the process.

01/02/2012

Potholes plague Tri-State Area

Sinkhole Or Pothole? De Blasio Rips City Agencies For Playing Bureaucratic ‘Ping Pong’

NYC’s Public Advocate says the DEP and DOT need a more streamlined process when it comes to repairing street damage.

09/26/2011

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan Bay

State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.

09/13/2011

Upper West Side Sinkhole (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Investigate Sinkhole On Upper West Side

People are stopping and taking pictures of a massive sinkhole that opened in the middle of 82nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, and frustrated residents are asking what city officials intend to do to prevent future collapses.

08/17/2011

Water Main Break (credit: CBS 2)

Large Water Main Break In Washington Heights Leads To Gas Main Problem

The main broke just before noon at West 152 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue. The water has been shut off, but a gas main break in the area has Con Edison urging residents to contact them if they sense a problem.

08/12/2011

Tony Greno looks at the flooded basement of his pizzeria after Wednesday's water main break. (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Businesses Feeling The Heavy Cost Of Wednesday’s Water Main Break

Business owners are facing another day of cleanup. Many of their basements are flooded with several feet of water, and restaurant owners are being forced to replace food which they had to throw away.

07/28/2011

A child plays in a sprinkler, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tri-State Area To Get Heat Relief; Thousands Still Without Power

The triple-digit scorcher that taxed the electrical grid and made life uncomfortable in the Tri-state area is finally expected to simmer down somewhat on Sunday.

07/24/2011

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Raw Sewage Flowing Into Hudson River Following Fire At Harlem Treatment Plant

Engineers are working around the clock to get the minimum of two out of the five engines up and running at the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant. Until then, raw sewage is bypassing the plant and going straight into the river.

07/21/2011

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