Washington, DC – Catastrophic failure of a holding tank Tuesday caused a massive sewage spill in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, killing two treatment plant workers and sending millions of gallons of sewage into the Little Pigeon River, which flows through Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Katherine Baer, senior director of the clean water program at American Rivers, made the following statement:
“This accident is a tragedy and our hearts go out to the families of the victims. While we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we must make sure we are adequately investing in our water treatment infrastructure to prevent disasters like this in the future.”
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