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Memphis Pumps Hundreds Of Gallons Of Sewage Into Mississippi River

In this July 13, 2012, photo, the Memphis Queen riverboat uses the deep center of the Mississippi River to go under the I-40 bridge while heading upriver, in Memphis, Tenn. (Nikki Boertman/AP)
In this July 13, 2012, photo, the Memphis Queen riverboat uses the deep center of the Mississippi River to go under the I-40 bridge while heading upriver, in Memphis, Tenn. (Nikki Boertman/AP)

Memphis has been pumping sewage water into the Mississippi River temporarily over the last few days because of a pump failure at a wastewater treatment plant.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Commercial Appeal reporter Tom Charlier (@thomasrcharlier) about what caused the problem and when it might be resolved.

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