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514Re: [TalkAntietam] Sewage fouls Antietam Creek

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  • Tom Clemens
    Feb 13, 2002
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      David,
      No it is not common. Somebody somewhere dumped something in the sew3age system
      that killed the microv\bes that normally clean the water. They ar elooking for
      the culprit.


      David Lutton wrote:

      > 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
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <rotbaron@aol.com>
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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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