More than 100,000 gallons spill in Thomasville

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:53 AM

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater and rainfall have spilled in Thomasville.
 
The Dispatch of Lexington reported (http://bit.ly/VPBm3V) most of the spill occurred at a pump station and lasted about five hours Tuesday.
 
The rest of the spill came when an 85-year-old clay pipe ruptured. About 9,000 gallons of wastewater entered North Hamby Creek from the ruptured pipe.
 
City officials say most of those two spills consisted of rainwater.
 
A third spill was caused by debris blocking a line. Nearly 1,400 gallons of wastewater spilled into a tributary of another creek.
 
The Division of Water Quality is reviewing the spills.

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