NC city fined $35,000 for large sewage spill
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina has fined the city of Thomasville more than $35,000 for a sewage spill recorded as the largest in the state in at least a decade.
The News & Record of Greensboro reported that City Manager Kelly Craver said his staff is researching how and when the spill of almost 16 million gallons of untreated wastewater occurred.
The city’s public service staff initially reported the spill started Aug. 3, lasted one day and dumped almost 386,000 gallons into a tributary that feeds into High Rock Lake.
On Sept. 10, they changed the report to show the spill started in mid-July and dumped almost 16 million gallons. After reviewing plant records and interviewing employees, local officials think the figure might be closer to the smaller amount.
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North Carolina has fined the city of Thomasville more than $35,000 for a sewage spill recorded as the largest in the state in at least a decade.
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