Alert from the City of Gloucester:
Caution Regarding Sewer Treatment Disks — Update March 15, 2011
Thousands of discharged disks from the Hookset, NH wastewater treatment plant have washed up on local shores including Coffins Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, Long Beach and private areas along the coastline.
The city is formulating its clean up plan, and in all likelihood will require the assistance of citizen volunteers.
If disks are handled, rubber gloves must be worn and hands should be washed or sanitized immediately afterwards. Disks can be placed in plastic bags and dropped off at the Dept. of Public Works on Poplar St. for disposal.
Please keep pets away from the disks.
You can get further updates from the city of Gloucester website.
Picture from NH DES