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1.8 Million Gallons of Sewage Overflowed in Edgewood: APG

The downpour on Wednesday reportedly caused the spill at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The deluge of rain caused the overflow of partially treated sewage Wednesday at the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground. The proving ground released the following statement:

"The Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground experienced a wastewater treatment plant sewage bypass and overflow Wednesday, caused by extreme rainfall totaling 5.6 inches in 24 hours.

"An estimated 1.8 million gallons of partially treated sewage overflowed the primary tanks, bypassed the secondary clarifier tanks at the plant and flowed into King's Creek and Bush River.

"Lime was applied to the affected area and signs were posted indicating 'No Fishing, No Crabbing, No Shellfish Harvesting, No Swimming,' in the area until further notice. Experts from APG’s Edgewood area continue to monitor the affected area in case any further treatment is needed.

"The Harford County Department of Health and the Maryland Department of the Environment were notified of the event."

Steve D May 06, 2014 at 08:24 AM
I smell a chitty crab season.

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