SOUTH PORTLAND — An estimated 1,500 gallons of untreated sewage was released into the Fore River when a contractor damaged a sewage pipe during a construction project at the Coast Guard station.

The Coast Guard said Friday it is working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on the sewage problem. It said the source of the release has been secured and repairs are being explored.

Coast Guard Station South Portland is located about a half-mile east of the Casco Bay Bridge.

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