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Damage to West Point treatment plant could top $25 million

Workers clean off a sludge mixture from the outside of digester structure at the West Point Treatment Plant on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

King County is still investigating, but it appears that a power surge might have knocked out two pumps and led to the massive damage.  VIEW

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