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Porta-Potty Sewage Dumped Into Nashville Pond

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Park Police say it appears someone dumped the contents of a 500-gallon tank filled with porta-potty sewage into the pond at Cedar Hill Park in Madison.

Park-goers spotted a bluish green substance around the shores of the lake beginning Saturday morning.  The substance remained at the lake through the afternoon, as passers-by continued to guess at what it could be. 

Many people guessed it could be paint that someone dumped in the lake, but when Metro Park Police came by to investigate, a sergeant said he believed it was waste dumped into the lake from a truck tank designed to pump sewage out of porta-potties.

"You can see that it's bluish-green," said Metro Park Police Sergeant Houston Taylor, pointing to the substance in the water.  "It's the color of what they use for deodorant and sanitizer in a porta-john."

He said it appeared that it was intentionally dumped into the lake.

"You just never know what people have on their mind, the reason they do things," Taylor said.

Police said the maintenance department will take a look at the problem and figure out how to clean the mess up.

Police said it's unlikely they'll ever catch whoever dumped the porta-potty sewage into the pond, but if they do, they'll likely be facing hefty fines because the Environmental Protection Agency would be involved in the cleanup.

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