Krispy Kreme Plant Accused Of Dumping Yeast And Grease

Officials in Virginia say the Krispy Kreme company has damaged its sewer system by dumping yeast and grease from a plant in Lorton.

Officials filed a lawsuit this month after the company refused to pay a $1.9 million bill for repairs to the system.

Krispy Kreme says the charges are unfounded.

The lawsuit says the damage was caused by "excessive quantities of highly corrosive wastes, doughnut grease and other pollutants." The suit says clogged pipes resulted in raw sewage leaks that shut down the southern Fairfax sewer system.

The county that borders Washington D.C. says its workers once ran a closed-circuit camera inside a pipe to show the grease deposits, but the camera got stuck in the goop.

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  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:02 PM
    I love the "workers once ran a closed-circuit camera inside a pipe to show the grease deposits, but the camera got stuck in the goop." I guess KK should just take their word for it then? Haha, reminds me of Moses. "My friends, God told me to meet him on a mountain."...."Oh really Moses? Can we come too?"....."Oh, umm well, God said I have to come alone"...."oh okay moses we'll just take your word for it then."
  • by Fairfax county native Location: NC on May 29, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    Ha HA Ha....as usual Fairfax county is trying to blame sdomeone else for their failure to maintain the pipes!
  • by Crazy Location: Winterville on May 29, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    I guess that's not really chocolate they are really putting on top of those doughnuts...lol
  • by dealy Location: williamston on May 29, 2009 at 07:36 AM
    "Highly corrosive wastes"? Good God....what have we been eating?! I mean, what in the world could possibly be in a Krispy Kreme doughnut, or be involved in its manufacture, that could be deemed "highly corrosive"?
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