Contractor Causes Release of Raw Sewage

Contractor Causes Release of Raw Sewage

Acknowledgement to Great American

A subsurface drilling contractor caused a release of raw sewage into both soil and groundwater after failing to identify a sewer line before drilling. The clean-up entailed the excavation of several tons of impacted soil and caused a number of nearby businesses to be shut down for a few days when their basements filled with sewage. Substantial claims for business interruption and clean-up costs were filed.

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