New River Pollution

State officials are warning the public to avoid contact with portions of the New River in Onslow County because of sewage pollution.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources at first said about 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled from a pumping station at one of Camp Lejeune's housing areas. The Marine Corps later said that 500,000 gallons were spilled.

The spill has been stopped and the base environmental division is investigating.

Officials say the warning is for the area including the state Highway 24 wildlife ramp, Wilson Bay and Northeast Creek downstream to French's Creek.

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