NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A fast-food restaurant has been fined $1,500 after inspectors said a worker dumped “soda sludge” into a pit leading to a storm drain.

Rockland County inspectors told the Board of Health on Wednesday that the worker in Nyack improperly disposed of foul-smelling residue from a soda machine.

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One inspector said the storm drain bore a “thick coating of a grease-like substance.”

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued the ticket. Only water is allowed in storm drains.

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According to the Journal News, the franchise owner did not attend the meeting. However, the board noted that the situation was quickly rectified.

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