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DeKalb County Addresses 2 Recent Sewage Spills

Aug 30, 2017
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DeKalb County officials are working to address two major sewage spills in the county during the past couple of weeks.

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County spokesman Andrew Cauthen said permanent repairs are being developed to address last week's spill of 6.4 million gallons of raw sewage at Snapfinger Creek in Lithonia.

“We've stopped the spill, and mitigated the situation, but we've got to basically design a new system for that location,” Cauthen said.

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Nearly 4 million gallons of raw sewage that spilled into a Georgia creek has been contained.

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DeKalb County officials say the spill happened last week along a tributary to Nancy Creek Basin in Brookhaven.

County inspectors discovered that a 10-inch diameter pipe, compromised by soil erosion, caused the spill that was initially reported Aug. 17 by the county to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.