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A unique date? Wastewater treatment plant

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NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn, N.Y., says it's offering a Valentine's Day date to remember -- a tour of the plant.

"It's a unique date, and one they'll never forget," said Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jim Pynn.

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On the Valentine's morning tour, offered by the Department of Environmental Protection, Pynn will show off the plant's egg-shaped "digesters," which break down noxious waste into sludge and gas.

Pynn hosts public tours every month, but for the Valentine's Day tour, every visitor will get a Hershey kiss.

Those taking the tour also will get great views not only of the 53-acre plant but also the Manhattan skyline. And they'll have a story to tell.

"Just imagine going home and saying, 'Where did he take me on Valentine's Day? I went to see the digester eggs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.'"

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