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38,000 litres of sewage spew into Maribyrnong River

Source: AAP | Published: Saturday January 8, 1:57 PM

Thousands of litres of sewage have spewed into the Maribyrnong River downstream of Cordite Avenue in Melbourne's west.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) warned people today not to swim or fish in the river, following the discharge of 38,000 litres of sewage.

EPA chairman Brian Robinson said more than five kilometres of the river had been affected.

'It seems as if there has been a power failure at a pumping station and the sewage has spewed into the Maribyrnong,' Mr Robinson said.

The EPA is working with City West Water to rectify the problem, but the warning will remain until further notice.

-- not y2k (related@but.u.knew.that), January 08, 2000


Good catch, DEFINITELY Y2K related, and very stinky too!

"The EPA is working with City West Water to rectify the problem"

I think this problem has already been "rectified," if ya know what I mean... peeeeeee-yeeeew!

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), January 08, 2000.

Where's the obligatory "it's not Y2k" disclaimer?

-- smells (like@duck.quack.quack), January 08, 2000.

"It's not a Y2K problem," Cantrell said. "It's a 'this system is unacceptable' problem."

-- Beached Whale (, January 08, 2000.

DEFINITELY "Y2K related."

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), January 08, 2000.

Not y2k related! Probably due to heavy rains in the area----not!

-- paul mika (, January 08, 2000.

squirels y2k trained attack squirels on a comacozy raid after sundown attacked and overwhellmed gaurds at a sewage pumping station they then preceeded to open an valve dumping raw sewage on their mortal enemy the fish.

could have happened that way

-- davebullis (, January 08, 2000.

See also...

Update on Australian Sewage spill 002HwJ

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 11, 2000.

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