Drilling Contractor – Raw Sewage

Drilling Contractor – Raw Sewage

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter

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

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