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Sewage spill soils Sunnyside Boat Ramp

The release of 5 million gallons of raw sewage into the Naugatuck River in Waterbury washed up at the Sunnyside Boat Ramp on the Housatonic River in Shelton Thursday, Oct. 26.

Dozens of fish were killed because of the spill, blamed on a power failure.

Heavy rains washed the sewage, which has been getting caught on rocks and the shore of the Naugatuck, into the Housatonic River.

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Raw sewage flows into Nagatuck River

Environmental officials are working to assess the damage after tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater flowed into the Naugatuck River after a manhole collapsed on Christmas Day in Seymour.

The Naugatuck flows into the Housatonic, which empties into the Long Island Sound. The effects on the ecosystems have yet to be determined.

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