Franklin Co. Residents Asked to Avoid Swimming, Fishing in Pigg - WSET.com - ABC13

Franklin Co. Residents Asked to Avoid Swimming, Fishing in Pigg River After Major Spill

Posted:
Courtesy: ABC 13 Media Partner - The Franklin News-Post Courtesy: ABC 13 Media Partner - The Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount, VA - Some 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater has spilled into the Pigg River in Franklin County, prompting a public health alert.

The state Department of Health is advising residents to avoid recreational use of a section of the river, including swimming, boating or fishing.

According to a news release, the wastewater spilled Thursday from a holding lagoon west of Rocky Mount. The spill entered a tributary of the Pigg River.

Local and state public health officials are working to evaluate the spill and minimize any potential risk.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.