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FEMA Approves Additional Funding for Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Repairs

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The Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment plant is receiving extra funding for repairs.

Friday, Senator Chuck Schumer announced FEMA's approval of an additional $563,000 toward the project bringing the total allotted funding to more than $1.6 million.

The facility faced extensive damages after significant flooding back in June and July of 2006.

Originally FEMA approved more than $1 for repairs but an administrative error resulted in an incorrect deduction of $563,000. Sewage plant officials appealed and FEMA then approved the additional funding.