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Manhole with history of spills suffered another one

November 6, 2018

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — A manhole with a history of sewage spills in North Carolina has suffered another one.

Officials in Havelock told news outlets nearly 52,000 gallons of sewage escaped from the manhole on Oakwood Drive Monday and seeped into Caps Branch, which flows into Slocum Creek and on the Neuse River Basin.

WITN-TV in Greenville reports officials say there have been 11 spills from the same manhole since 2015, including a 200,000-gallon spill.

The state Department of Environmental Quality has fined Havelock for past spills and has been notified of the latest one.

City officials said in May that they’ve spent more than $700,000 on repair work on the sewer line.

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