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June 25, 2004





Further excavation at the scene of a wastewater spill in Ewa yesterday (Thursday, June 24) uncovered another leak in the ruptured sewer line, raising the final estimate of the spill volume to 6,975 gallons.


The incident began yesterday morning when an employee of Frank Colluccio Construction Company doing excavation work outside a fence at the Ewa Beach Wastewater Pump Station punctured a 30-inch pressurized sewer line.  The spill, which entered a nearby storm drain leading to Ewa Beach, was believed to have been stopped at 11:15 a.m.


However, after further digging, additional sewage was discovered spilling into the ground from two one-inch holes in the pipe. This spill was stopped by 3:30 p.m., and the leak was subsequently sealed.


            Warning signs have been posted along affected areas of Ewa Beach and also along public access paths to the beach.  Ocean waters at the scene are also being tested for contamination.  Affected ground areas have been disinfected.  The State Department of Health has been notified of the situation.





Friday, June 25, 2004

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