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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: Oct. 20, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Notice of Discharge of Untreated Sewage at Franklin Correctional Center

 BUNN - Franklin Correctional Center had a discharge of an estimated 2,400 gallons of untreated wastewater on Oct. 18, 2008, through a manhole near the prison.

 A debris clog in a sewer line caused the wastewater to overflow for about three hours. The overflow was discovered at approximately 8 p.m.

 An environmental clean-up firm contracted by the local government estimated that 1,000 gallons of the wastewater reached a nearby pond owned by the Department of Transportation. The firm pumped approximately 5,000 gallons of water from the pond and deposited it into the local wastewater treatment system.

 Tests of the pond water indicated acceptable quality. No fish kill was reported.

 This notice was required by North Carolina General Statute 143-215.1.C(b).


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