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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sewage Pours Into River

n MOSCOW -- A leaky dam at a sewage treatment works spilled a large amount of raw sewage into the Volga River early Tuesday, officials said.

Some 2,000 cubic meters of waste reached the river before the emergency workers, assisted by the military, could stop the leak, Itar-Tass reported.

It took them five hours to rebuilt the washed-up dam in Kazan, located about 700 kilometers east of Moscow.

A government commission was supervising clean-up work. An official investigation was started.