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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Newtown Creek

Caption: Newtown Creek on the border of Brooklyn and Queens consistently shows high counts of sewage-indicator bacteria, and now, those resistant to antibiotics. Andrew Juhl collects samples after Hurricane Sandy.

Credit: Kim Martineau

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