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Sewage sludge dumped around creek south of Maribor

An unknown perpetrator has recently dumped a major quantity of wastewater treatment sludge in a creek near the village of Pivola, south of Maribor, upstream the local botanical gardens, in what the authorities have labelled an ecological disaster.

Hoče-Slivnica Mayor Marko Soršak said the local authorities had been informed about the illegal dump late on Thursday. The area was inspected today by Civil Protection head Srečko Šestan, who said the clean-up effort would take a long time. The Maribor Police Department told the STA police were intensively looking for the perpetrator.

By: J.S.,STA

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