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Sausalito Spill Tops 500,000 Gallons

You can’t exactly set your watch by it, but it seems like every time we get a little wet weather in Marin County there’s a spill of untreated sewage into the Bay. Last year it was Mill Valley and Tiburon. On Tuesday afternoon, it was an awash, corroded pipe that connects the Sausalito and Marin City’s system to the Ft. Baker sewage plant that took a proverbial dump — spewing at least 500,000 gallons of effluent into the Bay until it was finally clamped the following day. According to the Marin Independent Journal, the Sausalito Marin City Sanitary District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at Sausalito City Hall this afternoon at 3 p.m. to hear a report on the spill from the district’s general manger, Bob Simmons. In the meantime, it’s probably not a good idea to go swimming . . .

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