Seekonk River Advisory After Sewage Discharge

posted by NewsRadio 920 -WHJJ -

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is advising the public to avoid contact with water from the Seekonk River.  The DEM says an estimated 215-thousand gallons of sewage entered the Blackstone River due to an apparent blockage.  The department says Narragansett Bay Commission crews were able to disinfect a portion of the discharge with chlorine and stop the overflow on Monday.  The advisory is in effect until sundown on Thursday.

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