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TDEC issues a no contact advisory for parts of New River

7:45 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a no contact advisory for parts of the New River in Scott County.

This advisory includes the lower portion of the river, including a section within the Big South Fork.

TDEC officials have warned people not to swim, kayak or fish in the river because of operational failures at a Huntsville waste-water treatment plant.

TDEC issued a similar advisory in March, after untreated sewage spilled into the river. Officials said right now the plant is experiencing mechanical problems where waste cannot go through all levels of treatment.

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