Last month there was a sewage leak in the basement of the building I work in. Last night, KREM 2 did a special report on it.
An e-mail from Rose Environmental is one of several obtained by KREM 2 News that details the spill. The company specializes in safety and health, and said “sewage water reportedly sprayed to a height of six feet within the bathroom, and flooded to a reported depth of 0.5 to 2 inches the adjacent basement level elevator lobby screening area, electrical room, and loading dock, and the sub-basement men's locker room and adjacent bathroom.”
Wow! I would describe spraying to a height of 6 feet as more than a leak, but that's me.
What struck me about this story is that KREM passed up a great opportunity to use the word "shitstorm" in a headline.