Marin Co. sanitation wants criminal investigation for spill

March 22, 2011 10:46:39 AM PDT
A Marin County sanitation district is asking for a criminal investigation into a December spill that dumped two million gallons of sewage into the bay.

Ross Valley Sanitary District has accused a contractor JMB construction -- of severe negligence in the case. The district says JMB put construction debris in pipes. The district also thinks a Fairfax resident may have vandalized the sewer pipes.

The contractor says the sanitary district had disabled a pumping station and that could be to blame for the spill. Bay Area water quality officials are investigating.