Arizona Residents Fear Another Sewage Burst In Mexico Pipeline

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Some residents of Santa Cruz County are warning that the pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture as it did during last year’s monsoon, spewing millions of gallons of waste into the Nogales Wash over seven days. Ben Lomeli, a hydrologist with more than 40 years of experience and a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, said the river again is in jeopardy because the pipeline only was patched last year and could break again under heavy rains. Lomeli said he has traversed by foot most of the pipeline and has spotted some leaks.

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