September 12, 2008

Friday Headlines: Despite Volunteer Efforts White River Still Polluted

Posted in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, New York, South Carolina at 4:18 pm by bengann

Despite volunteer efforts this weekend to cleanup the White River, Indiana State environmental officials say water tests continue to indicate that raw sewage washes into the river during heavy rains, a problem Indianapolis is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to address.

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In New York , the Pleasantville Cottage School has been charged with two misdemeanors for allowing raw sewage to flow from its property into a village park and lake, An investigation revealed sewage was coming from a clogged line on the campus, flowing through the woods and across a paved path used by children and others to get to a nearby park.

A new report from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control faults Alpine Utilities for failing to maintain equipment, causing it to break down and allowing partly treated sewage to spill into the lower Saluda River in July.

Police have closed a section of State Route 5 in Wallingford, Connecticut because of a large water main break.

Workers with the South Carolina Department of Transportation have completed repairs to Huger Street in Downtown Columbia, after a sinkhole from a collapsed storm drain appeared in the northbound lanes a few weeks ago. The repair will be made in time for this Saturday’s game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Georgia Bulldogs.

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