Fish Deaths Caused By Sewage Leak

March 4, 2006 - Posted at 1:06 p.m. CST

CENTERTON, Ark. (AP) _ Raw sewage in a northwest Arkansas creek

has killed thousands of fish. Environmental officials estimate

four-thousand to seven-thousand fish died off after about

110-thousand gallons of sewage spilled Tuesday into McKisic Creek

near Centerton. A broken valve at an old lift station was blamed

for the spill. It took workers about eleven hours to stop the

discharge, which was only about 15 feet from the creek. Officials

say the only problem for residents in the area would probably be

the smell of dead fish.

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