MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) -- A sewage spill in Carolina Beach has prompted state officials to issue a warning against swimming in the vicinity of the mouth of the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin.
Officials in Carolina Beach said about 72,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a lift station on Thursday into drainage lines leading to Carolina Beach Lake and Myrtle Grove Sound at the yacht basin. The city released details of the spill Friday.
It's estimated that around 35,000 gallons of untreated sewage reached surface waters. The state Division of Water Quality and the town are investigating.
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