DeKalb County’s repeated violations of a pollution-control agreement should trigger enforcement action, an audit and stricter oversight, according to a Georgia law firm that specializes in environmental cases.

The problem stems from multiple overflows from the county sewer system along a short, residential street, popular walking path and a tributary to South River. The county acknowledges the overflows and even admits it has been lax in reporting the incidents to state and federal regulators as agreed. 

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