The US Attorney's office in Boston reports it's suing the city of Quincy for letting its sewers overflow into Boston Harbor in general and Dorchester Bay and Quincy Bay in particular.
The suit is somewhat ironic in that it was Quincy's own attorney who filed the 1982 suit that led to the massive Boston Harbor cleanup and the creation of the MWRA.
The complaint alleges that water quality samples from 2009 through 2018 demonstrated that Quincy discharged pollutants, including the bacteria commonly known as E. coli and Enteroccous, onto Quincy beaches and tidal areas along the coastline. It also alleges that the water quality samples taken from Quincy Bay, Sagamore Creek, Town Brook, Town River Bay and Furnace Brook from the period 2009 through 2013 showed the discharge of ammonia, surfactants and pharmaceutical compounds, which are indicative of sewage waste. In addition, the complaint alleges that Quincy’s sanitary sewer system overflowed on numerous occasions, resulting in discharges of sewage and untreated wastewater.