Jun 19, 2007

New Hampshire City Waiting for Aid After Wastewater Spill

Somersworth, N.H., is still waiting to see how much money FEMA will give them for nearly $400,000 in damage that resulted from a spill at a water treatment plant during floods in April.

The cleanup effort began in April after about 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled at a water treatment plant, contaminating 10 acres of the surrounding area.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports that as a preventative measure, the plant switched from diesel fuel to propane. In addition, the city is looking to improve aspects of the facility to avoid future flooding.

The fuel spill cleanup effort is estimated to cost about $10,000, in addition to $180,000 for a backup generator and other equipment and fixtures. For this reason, the city is hoping for aid from FEMA and the city’s insurance company.

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