Explosion erupts at sewer pumping station

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) – Jefferson County officials are investigating an explosion that rocked a sewer treatment station in Hoover.

Authorities say the Cahaba River Sewer Pumping Station suffered minor damage after the explosion on Wednesday morning.

The County would like to know if there could have been a gas buildup from the sewage or if petroleum had been taken into the system.

The State Fire Marshal has begun an investigation.

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