NYC Valentine Sewage Tour Back by "Demand"

The DEP says it's offering three tours this year due to "overwhelming demand"

Monday, Feb 11, 2013  |  Updated 4:07 PM EDT
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NYC Valentine Sewage Tour Back by "Demand"

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Newtown Creek in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn

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Lovers of the unusual are getting another chance to impress their Valentine this year.

The Department of Environmental Protection is once again offering Valentine's Day tours of the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The DEP says it's offering three tours this year due to "overwhelming demand."

The 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours were quickly filled. So another was added at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Highlights include the plant's giant, egg-shaped digesters. They break down noxious waste into harmless sludge and gas.

During last year's tour, the plant's gung-ho superintendent warned the visitors that a digester egg was about to emit a foul odor. It didn't disappoint.

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