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Dorian causes was 640,000 gallon wastewater spill

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SELMA­- The Johnston County wastewater collection system discharged 640,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Mill Creek, Selma, in the vicinity of 1457 W. Noble St. on Sept. 6  from 6:10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  

The Johnston County Division of Water Resources said the spill was caused by excessive rainfall associated with Hurricane Dorian, which caused rainwater and stormwater infiltration into the county's wastewater collection system.

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources was notified on Sept. 6 and is reviewing the matter.

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