Coronavirus Cruise Ship Is Still Anchored on the Bay. Handling Its Sewage Is a Chore


Over the past two weeks, crews have pumped more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage from the Grand Princess cruise ship and dumped it in East Bay sanitary sewers for treatment... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that has several ongoing legal cases dealing with city sewage systems, expressed concerns about the plans put in place for the work and the infrastructure at the center of the job.

"This process to deal with the Grand Princess sewage and graywater when they're at capacity onboard sounds right, but it sounds like what they had to do here was extremely complicated and unexpected," Choksi-Chugh said.