NH Sewage Plant Disks Ending Up On Mass. Shoreline

Thousands of small plastics disks from a Hooksett, N.H., sewage treatment plant are washing up on the sea shore in New Hampshire and Massachusetts prompting health officials to close beaches in the two states.

The disks are about twice the diameter of a quarter and have a screen mesh on them. Officials say the disks are intended to collect bacteria and help to digest the wastewater.

The disks have washed up on beaches in Hampton and Seabrook as well as in Massachusetts along Plum Island, Salisbury Beach and all along the Merrimack River.

WMUR-TV says the disks washed out of the Hooksett sewage treatment plant last week. There's no immediate word what caused the problem.

This program aired on March 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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