Camp Hill paying $140K in DEP sewage overflow case

Written by The Associated Press | May 9, 2013 6:32 AM
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(Camp Hill) -- A Cumberland County borough has agreed to pay $140,000 in civil penalties to settle violations for releasing raw sewage into a creek during storms. 

Camp Hill borough council approved the consent decree Wednesday with the state Department of Environmental Protection.

DEP officials say they were not immediately notified of some six overflows from 2008 to 2011 into the Conodoguinet Creek.

In some instances, the borough bypassed pumping stations to prevent the sewage from backing up into residences.

Borough solicitor Stephen Feinour says the borough is coming up with record-keeping requirements to ensure the DEP is notified of such events in the future.

The borough still isn't sure who was responsible for notifying the DEP in the past.

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