September 16, 2014
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) - A corroded pipe at a Sausalito
treatment plant is being blamed for the release of thousands of
gallons of partially treated sewage into San Francisco Bay.
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, officials with the
Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District said about 36,000 gallons
had already been released from a 2 1/2 inch hole in the pipe.
High tide prevented workers from plugging the hole Tuesday. The
work is expected to be completed by Wednesday afternoon.
By then, officials say about 300,000 gallons of sewage will have
Signs telling people to stay out of the water have been posted
along the Fort Baker shoreline.
The water is expected to remain off-limits for the next several
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