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Seneca Nation Warns Public of Dangerous Overflows into Allegheny River

Health Warning. The Seneca Nation is warning the public of another dangerous discharge from the City of Olean Wastewater Treatment Plant into the Ohi:yo' (Allegheny River), which runs through the Nation's Allegany Territory.

On Wednesday, April 3, the City of Olean Wastewater Treatment Plant reported two overflows of untreated sewage into the river, due to heavy rains in the area. The first overflow occurred at approximately 12:28 p.m. and lasted for almost two hours (110 minutes). A second overflow was reported at 7:59 p.m., lasting for 68 minutes. The two overflows accounted for approximately 186,000 gallons of untreated sewage discharged into the river.

The Seneca Nation's Emergency Management department is advising everyone to cease any recreational activities in or around the river for the next few days.


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