Friday, August 13, 2010

More Sewage Flows into Mississippi River South of St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Don't worry, St. Louis. The shit flows downstream.
  • Don't worry, St. Louis. The shit flows downstream.
They're baaack! Thousands of gallons of raw sewage flowing into the Mississippi River near Jefferson Barracks.

The first overflow occurred back in June when flood waters from the Mississippi caused a lift station to fail releasing 4.6 milllion gallons of untreated sewage into the river per day.

Now the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reports that on Tuesday the Metropolitan Sewer District notified it of another overflow.

Once again Mississippi flood waters had overpowered a lift station near Jefferson Barracks resulting in the direct release of the wastewater at an estimated rate of 1,500 gallons per minute. The sewage poured into Martigney Creek, and from there into the Mississippi River.

Hundreds of fish have been killed as a result of the leak, which was reportedly fixed yesterday afternoon. 

So, who's up for a swim today in Old Man River?

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