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Workers Caught Dumping Debris Into Creek Under Investigation

Workers Caught Dumping Debris Into Creek Under Investigation



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Salt Lake County flood-control workers who were caught dumping debris into a creek are now under investigation.

Workers Caught Dumping Debris Into Creek Under Investigation

Officials say the employees face possible criminal charges by the District Attorney's Office as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.

Last month, the workers collected a large load of debris and floodwater off catch basins near Big Cottonwood Creek. But instead of emptying the truck at the Midvale evaporation pond, they dumped the load in a nearby drain that leads back to the creek.

The incident was caught on camera by a resident who sent the evidence to the county Mayor's Office.

Workers Caught Dumping Debris Into Creek Under Investigation

The workers have received written reprimands along with their supervisors.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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