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Marlborough chemical spill not so grand

Posted by Ralph Ranalli November 12, 2007 12:07 PM


The accidental release of 6,000 gallons of magnesium hydroxide into the Assabet River in May from Marlborough's Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant will cost the city $1,000 in administrative fees, in addition to the cost of repairs, the Worcester Business Journal is reporting.

On May 7, workers accidentally allowed the chemical to overflow from a storage tank, resulting in elevated pH levels in the river several miles downstream from the plant, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection, the newspaper reported.

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