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Officials: Stay out of Gatlinburg's river

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GATLINBURG, SEVIER COUNTY (WRCB) – Environmental officials are advising against recreational activity in Gatlinburg's Little Pigeon River.

Last Tuesday, 850,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the river when a equalization basin failed.

Immediately following the accident, tests showed contamination levels 40-times higher than normal.

Officials now say, the levels have returned to near normal, but they recommend staying out of the water as a precautionary measure.

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