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Broken Valve Spews 10,000 Gallons of Sewage into Kickemuit River

Shellfishing is banned in the Kickemuit River after a faulty valve at a pump station released about 10,000 gallons of untreated sewage, the town of Bristol sewage authority said.

The authority issued a release on Thursday advising people to not shellfish in the area. All waters north of a line at the Narrows, from a utility pole at the end of Narrows Road to a stone wall at the most southwest point on the opposite side of the Narrows on Touisset Neck are closed until further notice.


Diane June 27, 2014 at 09:45 AM
Are you kidding me? That is disgusting! Are you telling people not to swim in that area either? You should. "Life-threatening human pathogens carried by sewage include cholera, typhoid and dysentery. Other diseases resulting from sewage contamination of water include schistosomiasis, hepatitis A, intestinal nematode infections, and numerous others." Never-mind what it is doing to aquatic life!

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