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More Sewage Spills Into Patapsco River

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BALTIMORE (AP) — More sewage has spilled into the Patapsco River, which saw 100 million gallons of raw sewage spill after Hurricane Irene.

The most recent spill occurred early Saturday when a joint failed in pipes that had been installed after Irene. Some 525,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a 54-inch concrete pipe into the lower Patapsco.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore County spent $500,000 to replace aging pipes earlier this month after a main conduit ruptured after the hurricane.

County officials have posted signs along the river saying the water is unsafe to swim or wade in, or even touch.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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