Raw sewage sent into Salem storm drain

Raw sewage sent into Salem storm drain

Credit: City of Salem

Raw sewage sent into Salem storm drain

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 12 at 12:59 PM

SALEM -- About 2,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into a storm drain in the Salem area, sending cleanup crews scurrying to disinfect the area.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports a private contractor performing directional boring broke a sanitary sewer main on Thursday.

Public works crews worked through the night to contain the spill.

The spill area is served by the city of Salem's wastewater collections system.

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