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100,000 gallons of sewer water spill near Myrtle Beach

| Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Vacationers enjoy the beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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Vacationers enjoy the beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Officials estimate more than 100,000 gallons of sewer water have spilled near the South Carolina coast.

Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea told news outlets that a 24-inch sewer line broke Monday morning. Kruea said the pipe is around 30 or 40 years old.

He said the pipe walls had become thin through corrosion and that heavier-than-normal volume may have caused the pipe to break.

Kruea said most of the water was contained and collected.

Water quality was being tested at several areas, including a drainage basin and in the ocean.

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