Several million gallons of liquid waste into the water hit the Chesapeake Bay due to a hurricane "Sandy" blackout water treatment plant on the Patuxent River in Maryland, said on Tuesday, local media, citing local authorities.
"We do not think that what happened is a threat to health because the water is heavily diluted. But our specialists monitor the situation", — told reporters the administration of one representative from Maryland counties.
At the moment, the electricity supply is restored, but the consequences of the incident will be felt for some time. In several areas of the state authorities have installed signs urging residents to stay away from the Patuxent River, which were waste.
"During the rain may be dirty," — reads the inscription on one of the signs.
Molluscs and fish from the Patuxent to eat until you can not eat.
Hurricane "Sandy", formerly raged in the Caribbean and claimed the lives of more than 60 people on Monday attacked the eastern United States. The victims of the hurricane in the United States and Canada were 36 people. In the metropolitan area of Columbia, which is not affected by the hurricane much restoration work continues. The strongest impact of elements was in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.