Thursday, August 24, 2006
43,000 Gallons Of Sewage Leaks Into The Wicomico River This Morning
Barrie Tilghman claimed that a coupling broke at 1:00 am this morning allowing 43,000 gallons of sewage to leak out into the street and ultimately into the river.
Now I don't know about you folks but I used to have a pool in my back yard in Davidsonville, MD. that was 84,000 gallons of water so I personally find their volume "highly suspicious!" It's my understanding they closed off roads and one road was actually flooded by the volume of water/sewage. My guess would be a much higher volume of water actually spilled but you know how it works, they pay fines based on the gallons that were spilled and usually the MDE buys their BS.
Maybe this time Dave Pushkar will open his eyes and see a bit more clearly as to how much sewage actually spilled and not trust the figures offered by John Jacobs? Mr. Pushkar has confirmed with me directly that this was in fact reported to his office earlier today.
Oh, make sure you don't drink any water out of the Wicomico River for a little while and there'll be no fishing or swimming there till September 7th as well. Water-skiing and other activities down river seem to be ok because the spill will only be located in one small area that John Jacobs wants quarantined. I wonder where the fish and wildlife will be housed in the mean time?
The photo above is not the actual location of the spill.
at 8/24/2006 03:48:00 PM