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Hamilton uncovers another decades old leak dumping sewage into Lake Ontario

HAMILTON- The City of Hamilton says it has uncovered another sewage leak that has been dumping waste into Lake Ontario for more than two decades, with the mayor saying they will continue to search for other leaks underground. The revelation comes after the city reported in November that a leak discovered to be from 1996 had dumped 337 million litres of sewage into the Hamilton harbour in the 26 years it went undetected. The city says it confirmed the latest leak, also believed to present since 1996, on Monday after an investigation into the previous leak. It says the investigation shows as many as 11 residential properties have been discharging wastewater into the harbour since 1996, when a 100-year-old combined sewer pipe was connected to a newly constructed storm sewer.

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