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Discrepancy over raw sewage in Camp Hill

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CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Department of Environment Protection says the borough of Camp Hill isn't telling the entire story about an agreement to pay a big fine for releasing sewage into the Conodoguinet Creek.

The borough says because of heavy rain and power outages, it had to bypass pumping stations to prevent sewage from backing up into people's homes. It released a statement saying it was fined $140,000 because of a dispute about six dumping incidents, but DEP says that's not the case.

"There were 97 dates provided by them that they discharged but did not report to DEP," said DEP spokeswoman Lisa Kasianowitz.

"It just shouldn't have happened," said Camp Hill resident Kathy Diethorn, "Once let alone 97 times, that's terrible."

DEP says it will continue to monitor things in Camp Hill. If the pollution continues, the borough will face bigger fines.

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