DeKalb reports major sewage spill near Emory Briarcliff Campus

December 18, 2010 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

By Megan Matteucci

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb County officials say 12,600 gallons of raw sewage spilled near Emory University’s Briarcliff Campus off Briarcliff Road on Thursday, 9 December 2010.

A sewer pipe under Hancock Drive in Briarwood Hills burst, spilling the untreated sewage into a tributary of Peachtree Creek behind the college’s Briarcliff campus (formerly GA Mental Health Institute), according to DeKalb watershed management records.

On Monday, the federal Environmental Protection Agency issued a consent decree, mandating DeKalb do $700 million in sewer upgrades. The county has reported more than 800 raw sewage spills in five years.

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