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Alert: Nearly 1,000 gallons of wastewater leaked into ground

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Dunnellon, Florida — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is investigating after approximately 1,000 gallons of wastewater spilled from a City of Dunnellon lift station on Monday.

In a press release, DEP officials said that technicians received a call in regards to the leak at 8:30 p.m. and had the leak stopped by 9 p.m.

Officials said that breakers in the main power panel had failed which caused the pumps to lose power. The emergency alarms also failed.

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The lift station dumped nearly 1,000 gallons of wastewater into the ground and a storm drain that exits to the Withlacoochee River.

Water testing started on Tuesday and the situation is being monitored by state officials.

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