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Storm causes discharge of sewage in Hillsborough

Posted September 30, 2010

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— Heavy rains on Thursday caused about 3,600 gallons of untreated sewage to be discharged in Hillsborough's Gold Park outfall on Thursday morning, town officials said.

The untreated waste-water entered the Eno River Basin.

The discharge was called in at 8:20 a.m. and was stopped at 11:40 a.m., officials said.

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  • thats.so.jessica Oct 1, 2010

    So? This is the same as any other day? A bunch of DISCHARGE coming from Hillsborough! [winky face]

  • countrygurl1557 Oct 1, 2010

    No storm, only rain!!

  • ncmickey Oct 1, 2010

    a 28 word article un-updated since yesterday shows it never should have made the news in the first place.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Oct 1, 2010

    I wonder how it is that human waste is less hazardous than hog waste. Municipalities don't get equal treatment or equal bad press when it comes to discharging waste into rivers and streams.

  • smegma Oct 1, 2010

    hahaha discharge...

  • dodson5402 Oct 1, 2010

    Apparently, this isn't the first time, either.

  • Shane Oct 1, 2010

    Splendid, now there's sewage running through the Eno River right next to my house in Durham County...

  • rayh Oct 1, 2010

    If they get fined by the EPA, guess who gets to pay for it?

  • dogsrule12cheek Oct 1, 2010

    So what does that do for us living in HIllsborough smelly water and contaminated creeks. just great