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Blown Transformer Leads To Spill At Raleigh Wastewater Plant

Posted August 5, 2003 12:04 p.m. EDT

— A faulty transformer that led to a spill at Raleigh's sewage plant has been repaired.

More than 1 million gallons of mostly treated wastewater spilled into the Neuse River last week.

The spillage happened during a power outage caused by a blown transformer. It took plant employees 45 minutes to restore power and stop wastewater from flowing into the river.

City officials say the problem was corrected right away.