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Word of Life Institute's sewage treatment plant near the shore of Schroon Lake, photographed by Town of Chester John Wolfe on June 21, the day he was called out to investigate a noxious pool of biomass emitting a noxious smell in Schroon Lake in the vicinity of the sewer plant. Wolfe contends he saw and smelled human feces in the water; state health and environmental officials say the brown chunks were "mats of algae," and that Word of Life's sewer treatment plant is working properly and in compliance with state regulations. Chester officials say they will investigate further.

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