Valley Forge Flooded With Sewage

5M gallons of the stuff, to be exact
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2014 8:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Perhaps today's most disgusting news: A sewer main at Valley Forge National Historic Park broke yesterday, sending 5,000 gallons of sewage per minute into the creek at the Pennsylvania park. Crews worked overnight to repair the 30-inch main, which had also broken six weeks ago, NBC Philadelphia reports. A replacement pipe was expected to arrive this morning. At least 5 million gallons of raw sewage have leaked into Valley Creek, WPVI reports.

"All the water goes down into the Schuylkill River and then it goes into Philadelphia in the Delaware River. People get their drinking water out of this and there's the health problem," says one state conservation officer; but NBC Philadelphia says officials insist humans are at no risk from the leak. Wildlife, however, could be. All roads running through the park are currently closed, reports; they are expected to remain closed for a few days as crews continue to work in the area.

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