266,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spills; Parts Of New River Closed To Fishermen

There's been another sewage spill at Camp Lejeune, causing the closure of part of the New River to fishermen.

Marines say a leaking joint in a 24 inch pipe was discovered around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the end of Brewster Boulevard. The leak was fixed by 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

An estimated 266,000 gallons of untreated sewage has made its way into Northeast Creek.

Because of the spill, Marine Fisheries has closed waters upstream on the New River, from a line beginning at Grey Point running southeasterly to Goose Creek.

The state says oysters, clams or mussels cannot be harvested or sold from those areas.

The base says it is sampling water in adjacent areas to monitor water quality.

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  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Dec 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    It would be nice if hazmat people could go to the creek and drag one of those 'sheets' to try to absorb some of that spill. I realize those are usually for fuel/chemical spills, but there must be something they can do??

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