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June 4, 2010
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Carpet cleaning employees were caught dumping gallons of chemicals out of their truck Wednesday morning.

Carpet cleaning employees were caught dumping gallons of chemicals out of their truck Wednesday morning, and now their employer may face penalties.

According to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson, a deputy patrolling Rocky Ledge Road spotted a foaming liquid flowing toward Falling Water Creek in Hixson.

While investigating, deputies confirmed that Servpro of North Chattanooga workers had completed a carpet cleaning job on Rocky Ledge Road and illegally were draining the truck, Ms. Atkinson said. From the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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