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Almost one million gallons of sewage dumped into Lake Erie

Posted: 11:33 AM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 10:42:35Z

About 990,000 gallons of sewage was dumped into Lake Erie over the weekend in Dunkirk. 

Officials say this happened about 7 a.m. Sunday off of Wright Park Drive at the Dunkirk Wastewater Treatment Plant. The amount of rain that fell across the area played a role in the sewage being leaked into Lake Erie. 

Officials say the discharge was partially treated with disinfection. 

The Buffalo National Weather Service reports that over two inches of rain fell in the Dunkirk region over the weekend.

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