Human Error At San Jose

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This article explores the outcomes of human error, in which an employee, at San Jose’s wastewater treatment, accidentally released nearly one million gallons of partially treated sewage into the San Francisco Bay. The error occurred when the employee turned the wrong valve, which had been discovered and closed ten minutes later. The incident had not caused any damage or harm to the environment or to the public, since the sewage had been secondarily treated - meaning that 95 percent of “suspended solids” are removed. Samples of water were taken by the outflow of the pipe and revealed that the wastewater had not surpassed health limits proposed by the federal or state government. Environmentalists are tracking the conditions and have not found
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