Opelika sludge spill http://apr.org en State Investigates Sludge Spill in Opelika http://apr.org/post/state-investigates-sludge-spill-opelika <P>State environmental officials are investigating the recent release of industrial sludge into two Opelika waterways.</P> <DIV> <P>Alabama Department of Environmental Management spokesman Scott Hughes says the agency received a call Friday from the city of Opelika regarding some material that had been found in the Pepperell Branch and Saugahatchee Creek.</P> <P>Hughes tells the Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/V9RInR) that the release likely started sometime Thursday afternoon.</P> <P>He said the agency has been at the scene since Friday, conducting an investigation of how the release o Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:36:36 +0000 The Associated Press 24724 at http://apr.org State Investigates Sludge Spill in Opelika