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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:33 PM
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Atlanta Flooding Caused Massive Raw Sewage Dump Into Chattahoochee - Extent Still Unknown
Rising water from the Chattahoochee River flooded out Atlanta's sewer treatment plant on Tuesday, causing a massive dump of raw sewage into the rain-swollen river.

City officials said the river rose some 12 feet outside it banks, when water flooded into the R.M. Clayton plant in northwest Atlanta near Cobb County. The rising river also flooded out sewage pump stations nearby, causing them to fail as well.

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The R.M. Clayton plant is the largest in Georgia with capacity to treat 240 million gallons of sewage a day. It's also connected to the city's controversial combined sewage overflow tunnel, which was designed to hold about 177 million gallons of sewage and rainwater.

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http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/sewage-dumped-into-chat...
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:48 PM
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1. yeesh...and it wasn't exactly pristine to begin with...
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:53 PM
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2. they could of used a less descriptive word.
n/t
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