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7 million gallons of diluted sewage spills into Port Angeles Harbor

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are advising people to stay out of Port Angeles Harbor for the next week after heavy rainfall sent 7 million gallons of diluted sewage into the water.

An environmental advisory is in effect until next Monday.

A city engineer says the overflow contained heavily diluted raw sewage but was mostly rainwater.

The city is under a 2006 order with the Department of Ecology to reduce the number of overflows from city sewers into the harbor during major rainstorms.

The $15 million Phase 2 portion of the project began in late February and is scheduled to be completed late next year.

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