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Truck overturns spilling tons of human waste in SC

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Officials have called in heavy equipment to scoop the waste into another truck. (Source: WBTV) Officials have called in heavy equipment to scoop the waste into another truck. (Source: WBTV)
FORT MILL, SC (AP) -

Authorities say a truck carrying 18 tons of treated human waste has crashed in Fort Mill as the driver tried to get onto Interstate 77.

Emergency responders said the sludge came from a Charlotte, North Carolina, municipal treatment plant and has been treated enough to not be hazardous.

Authorities say the trucker was taking the waste to a Columbia landfill when he lost control on an access ramp to I-77 at Carowinds Boulevard near the North Carolina state line. The driver was not hurt, and no one else was involved in the wreck.

Officials have called in heavy equipment to scoop the waste into another truck.

South Carolina troopers say the truck driver will be cited for driving too fast for conditions.

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