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Charlotte officials find ethanol at plant

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More problems at sewage treatment plants in Charlotte.

Officials said Sunday that ethanol was illegally dumped and flowed into a sewage treatment plant where officials found material containing PCBs last week.

Officials said they don't think the dumping of the fuel and solvent into the system leading to the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is related to the earlier discovery.

Officials say neither incident poses a threat to drinking water. They have asked people to avoid contact with water from Little Sugar Creek, Mallard Creek and Rocky River in neighboring Cabarrus County until more testing is done.

City Manager Ron Carlee said authorities have not determined whether the latest spill was accidental or intentional.

Officials have not said how much ethanol went into the system.

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