BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan (D) is urging the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to enforce the sewage right to know act.
Ryan made the announcement on Friday in Buffalo.
The law went into effect and calls for the public to know how much sewage is being discharged into local waterways. Despite that, Investigative Post's Dan Telvock has found many of the reports are incomplete.
"No one swims in their toilet," said Assemblymember Ryan. "We don't want to swim in waterways that are contaminated."
Since the law went into effect in May, there have been 252 sewer discharges into the Buffalo River,Niagara River, Scajaquada Creek and Lake Erie. however,only 16 of these reported discharges included the actual volume released.
- Watch Dan Telvock's interview with Sean Ryan in the video player on this page.
- Find more coverage of this issue on the Investigative Post site.