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Massive sewage spill costing N.C. city $141,500

A North Carolina city is preparing to spend more than $140,000 to address a sewage spill recorded as the state's largest in at least a decade.

The High Point Enterprise reported that the Thomasville City Council on Monday night will consider setting aside $17,500 for legal services, $89,000 for maintenance and engineering, and $35,000 for fines and penalties. Some of the money will go to consultants who will analyze the city's sewer system and review records to investigate the causes and impacts of the spill.

The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation of the spill. Officials think it began July 16 near High Rock Lake and continued until Aug. 4, spilling nearly 16 million gallons of untreated wastewater.


Information from: High Point Enterprise



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