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512Re: [TalkAntietam] Sewage fouls Antietam Creek

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  • David Lutton
    Feb 13, 2002
      Tom,

      As one who is not a local resident to the area, how often does this type of
      "release" happen? Was this event an accident?

      David Lutton
      Hollidaysburg Pa
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      Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 8:14 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Sewage fouls Antietam Creek


      > Clipped from Hagerstown Herald-Mail (Feb 11).....
      >
      > "More sewage to foul Antietam Creek"
      >
      > Millions of gallons of mostly untreated waste water from the Hagerstown
      > sewer plant likely will continue to flow into Antietam Creek for several
      > days, Plant Superintendent Donald Barton said Monday.
      >
      > An estimated 22.4 million gallons of untreated or partially treated
      > waste water will have flowed by this morning from the city plant into
      > Antietam Creek since late Friday, Barton said, and it's too early to say
      > when it will stop.
      >
      > About 5.6 million gallons of waste water flows every day from the plant
      > off Frederick Street into the creek near Funkstown, and eventually flows
      > into the Potomac River south of Sharpsburg.
      >
      > The public is being advised not to go swimming, fishing or boating on
      > the creek, because the contaminated water could cause infection.
      >
      > Since late Friday or early Saturday, an unusual amount of white foam has
      > been floating down Antietam Creek from the plant.
      >
      > POSTED BY: Tom Shay
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