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Untreated wastewater spill aboard Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune officials say there was an untreated wastewater spill on base early this month.

On December 1st, about 162,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled on Parachute Tower Road.

Officials say a contractor was re-routing a sanitation line at a construction site and a joint on a bypass line separated, causing the spill.

About 75% of the spill was redirected into a nearby wastewater lift station and a stormwater retention pond. Officials say vacuum trucks retrieved the rest of the wastewater and pumped out the pond.

Lime was applied to the affected area.

The report shows the wastewater spill did not impact any waterway, surface water or water supply well, and did not spread off base.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.