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Overnight Power Failure Releases 10,000 Gallons Of Raw Sewage In Shelburne - VPR

posted at 4:05 pm Fri Jun 5th, 2015 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Ten thousand gallons of raw sewage flowed from a manhole in Shelburne and eventually into the LaPlatte River on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to a report from city officials.

The LaPlatte River flows into Lake Champlain's Shelburne Bay.

The overflow was caused by a failure in the power supply of a computer in the pump station that's supposed to monitor the station's systems and turn the pump on and off as necessary, according to Shelburne wastewater superintendent Chris Robinson.

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