FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Officials in northern Virginia are blaming Krispy Kreme doughnuts for clogging more than just arteries.

Fairfax County says the company has damaged its sewer system by dumping yeast and grease from a plant in Lorton. Officials filed a lawsuit this month after the company refused to pay a $1.9 million bill for repairs to the system.

Krispy Kreme says the charges are unfounded.

The lawsuit says the damage was caused by “excessive quantities of highly corrosive wastes, doughnut grease and other pollutants.” The suit says clogged pipes resulted in raw sewage leaks that shut down the southern Fairfax sewer system.

The county that borders Washington, D.C., says its workers once ran a closed-circuit camera inside a pipe to show the grease deposits, but the camera got stuck in the goop.

Information from: The Washington Examiner, http://www.dcexaminer.com/

AP-ES-05-29-09 0930EDT

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