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Repeated Sewage Spills Frustrate North Carolina Town

A North Carolina town is struggling to deal with repeated sewage spills in the last two years. The StarNews of Wilmington reported the latest spill in Leland occurred Sept. 12 when more than 33,000 gallons (124,915 liters) of untreated wastewater …

Regulators Fine Georgia County $294K for Sewage Spills

DeKalb County in Georgia has been fined $294,000 for spilling sewage into public waterways and underreporting the number of spills to environmental regulators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the fines were levied this week. The largest part of the fine, $147,500, …

North Carolina Investigating 250K Gallon Sewage Spill

North Carolina officials are investigating after a sewage spill of about 250,000 gallons in Johnston County. The county said in a news release that the spill occurred Sunday. The Johnston County Public Utilities Department said a break in a pipeline …

Florida Governor Issues Emergency Rule on Public Notice of Pollution Events

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued an emergency rule requiring public notification of pollution events within 24 hours, a move that comes after it took weeks to notify local residents about a fertilizer plant that leaked millions of gallons of …

Florida Gov Orders Investigation into St. Petersburg Sewage Spill

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to investigate a sewage spill in St. Petersburg. Heavy rain during Hurricane Hermine overloaded the city’s sewer systems, sending millions of gallons of sewage to flow into streets and …

Officials Caution Tennessee Residents of E. Coli From Sewage Spill

Environmental officials in Tennessee are advising the public not to come in contact with water in a lake near the Mississippi River in West Tennessee where a broken sewer line has resulted in “an extremely high level of E. coli.” …

Mississippi Town Sued by Environmental Group for Sewage Overflow

Sewage overflows during heavy rains have fouled a poor neighborhood in Centreville, Miss., for years because the city has failed to fix its sewage system, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit was filed against Centreville on Jan. 5 in federal court …

Fire at Kentucky Water Treatment Plant Leads to Sewage Spill in Ohio River

More than 100 million gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the Ohio River in southern Louisville, Ky., after a fire disabled a water treatment plant last week. Metropolitan Sewer District spokesman Steve Tedder told The Courier-Journal crews were able to …