- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Officials say they are investigating how more than 135,000 gallons of partially treated sludge was released into Galveston Bay.

The sludge was released late Sunday night from a waste water treatment plant that is being upgraded during a construction project.

Officials say there have been no immediate impacts to aquatic life in the bay and no known ground water wells are located within half a mile of the spill site.

Galveston area residents are being advised to not come into contact with the waste material and fishing in the affected area is being discouraged.

The treatment plant is currently in operation and officials say the public drinking water is safe for consumption.



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