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Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Wed Nov 20 06:55:33 MST 2002


I found the following:

(AP) (PASADENA) The city of Pasadena will pay up front for repairs to six
homes and apartment buildings damaged by a backup of raw sewage and also
cover lodging and food costs of eight displaced families.

Initially, the affected residents were told they would have to pay for
cleaning their homes and file a claim for reimbursement. Furious residents
complained about needing to lay out thousands of dollars for damages caused
when sewage exploded out of toilets and drains onto floors and walls over
the weekend. At the time, utility crews were clearing out a blocked sewer
line uphill from the homes.

Residents on North Hill Avenue remain concerned that they will have to deal
with long-term contamination problems on their own.

Cleanup at Mario and Janice Duenas' house cost the city $6,200. Mario
Duenas says all the appliances have to be replaced, along with clothing.

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