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Virginia River Declared Safe A Week After Manure Spill

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Health officials have declared a section of the Pigg River safe in Franklin County a week after 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater spilled.
   
The state Department of Health advised residents last week to avoid recreational use of a section of the river, including swimming, boating or fishing.
   
Sources reports those advisories have been lifted because the river's water quality has returned to normal.
   
The wastewater spilled April 3 from a holding lagoon west of Rocky Mount. The spill entered a tributary of the Pigg River.
   


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