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January 10, 2019
DETROIT — A sinkhole that damaged homes in a neighborhood north of Detroit and cost $75 million to fix was caused by human error that allowed the quick release of waste and water into a sewer line, according to a top county official.
An engineering assessment determined the surge fractured the pipe in Fraser which drew in sand and created a void in the surrounding soil, Macomb Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller told reporters Wednesday.
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