Neighbors Cry Foul When Sewage Truck Flips

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Neighbors in a South Florida neighborhood had to deal with a smelly situation after a sewage truck overturned.

Officials say about 100 gallons of waste spilled from an All Star Toilets sewage tanker when it hit a utility pole and rolled over Monday afternoon in Pembroke Pines.

Fire Rescue spokesman Tom Gallagher told the South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/w2PWns ) that no hazardous material response was needed. He says the sewage was treated and all chemicals used were biodegradable.

A Pembroke Pines street cleaner “vacuumed up” the sewage. Officials say the foul odor went away once the waste and the truck were removed.

Officials say the driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

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Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun sentinel.com

Source: Associated Press

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