Sewage spills into the bay
February 1, 2008 3:32 PM
In a press release today by the Emergency Operations Center in Marin County, an "accidental release" of 2.7 millions gallons of treated sewage and storm water was released in the bay.
It happened last night between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. According to the press release, the alarm system failed to notify officials of a pump that failed at a treatment facility operated by the Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin located in Mill Valley.
The Marin County Public Health Officer and the Department of Environmental is warning the public not to come into contact with the bay water in and around Richardson Bay until further notice.
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