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Old 07-08-2017, 12:51 AM   #63
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Re: Emergency Closure of Bridge to (Boston's) Long island

Originally Posted by stellarfun View Post
Thank you. Interesting that the brigade is still intermittently active.

I assume electricity is provided by submarine cable. I assume the water supply is via a buried pipe. Sewage, either septic, or was dumped straight in the ocean (the latter is prohibited by the Clean Water Act of 1972, but if facilities were being closed, any enforcement could have been deferred)?
Given the lawsuits over cleaning up Boston Harbor.......I'd imagine there's some sort of sewer system on the island (or some way for the *stuff* to get shipped to Deer Island).
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