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QUEENS, NY--Airman from the 331st Air Expeditionary Group, from Hurlburt Field, Fl and is assigned to the 19th Engineer Battalion in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Pump completed pumping operations at the Rockaway Waste-Water Treatment plant in Rockaway/Queens, NY. The Airman cleared treatment cells at the plant to enable plant officials to inspect the cells for potential damage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the water treatment plant operators to pump out waste water from the facility which was inundated with water during Hurricane Sandy. Available in high definition.

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This work, Hurricane Sandy Response b/roll, by Brooks Hubbard IV, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.5.2012

Date Posted:11.6.2012 9:40PM


Video ID:160621




Location:NY, US

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