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Grand River advisory lifted after wastewater line rupture

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Health officials have lifted an advisory warning against body contact with the Grand River that was put into place after a wastewater transmission line ruptured in southern Michigan.

The Jackson County Health Department says Friday there's no more potential threat.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports the line began spilling raw sewage on or about Sunday and a Blackman Township engineer estimated that 40,000 to 60,000 gallons leaked onto the ground over the course of two to three days.

The newspaper says an unknown amount of raw sewage entered a small tributary adjacent to the spill site and went downstream to the Grand River.

Health department officials on Wednesday issued the advisory, warning of dangers associated with the stretch of the Grand River to the Jackson and Ingham county border.

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