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Sat October 23, 2010
Sewage Pouring Into Lake Near Shreveport
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Repair crews from the city of Shreveport are trying to stop the flow of waste pouring into Champion Lake at about 4,000 gallons a minute. It's along the same line that broke in July when nine million gallons gushed into the lake. The latest break occurred as power was being restored to a lift station hit by an outage Friday night. Homes are nearby, but the lake is private and not a source of drinking water. As much as three million gallons could spill by the time the break is closed off later this weekend.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.