Dec 16, 2009

Ten Million Gal of Raw Sewage Spills Into Puget Sound

Spill a result of equipment failure at wastewater treatment plant

Approximately 10 million gal of raw sewage spilled into Puget Sound early Tuesday due to a "switch malfunction" at West Point treatment plant in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, reported the Seattle Times.

The spill lasted three hours. As a result, water samples were taken to be tested and a nearby beach was closed.

West Point’s capacity is 130 mgd.