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Officials warn of polluted New River water

CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) -- State officials are warning the public to avoid contact with portions of the New River in Onslow County because of sewage pollution. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says about 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled from a pumping station at one of Camp Lejeune's housing areas. The spill has been stopped and the base environmental division is investigating. Officials say the warning is for the area including the state Highway 24 wildlife ramp, Wilson Bay and Northeast Creek downstream to French's Creek. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Area Waters

Too bad the powers that are voted into office sought to keep the "bad press" of the Wimington and New Hanover water quality testing reports under wraps. Their thought is that if they don't let it become a matter of record then it isn't a matter of consideration. However, anyone that goes into the area waters, from Castle Hayne on down to the beaches needs to know what dangers are there. Covering this up won't make the cancer risks go away if you have consumed the fish. I feel bad for the people that have been affected by the contamination in the Lejeune and New River ares. At least that have someone that cares about the water quality in that area and they cannot be bought off or stiffled by the elected county officials like in New Hanover. To anyone looking to relocating here in this area, this is a sign of things to come. Those elected are not going to look out for your best interests. Period. I wish someone would dump some pee and watse in their pools.