Tuesday, December 2, 2008

...Without a Paddle

It seems as though Kent County and the City of Milford are in some deep doo-doo...literally. A broken sewer main or pump station leaked an estimated one million gallons (the earlier estimate was a half million gallons) of untreated wastewater into the Mispillion River today. The result? The river is closed. That's right, ladies and gentlemen...you don't have to go home, but you can't swim here. And I'm guessing you wouldn't want to, since the news coverage, found here, indicated that a lot of the waste came from the chicken processing facilities in the area.

Okay, all you Milford residents, say it with me...


UPDATE: The damage estimate was revised up this morning to 2 million gallons. Mi-SPILL-ion river, indeed!

1 comment:

Shirley Vandever said...

BLECHH ! Up the creek for sure. I had never even heard of this river. Now I know where NOT to spend my vacation !