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Thousands of fish reported killed after south-cent

<span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-size: 14pt">Thousands of fish reported killed after south-central Pennsylvania chemical plant fire</span></span>
Officials in Adams and York counties are advising people not to fish, boat or swim in certain sections of the Conewago Creek until further notice.

<span style="font-weight: bold">Jun. 10, 2015</span>
<span style="font-weight: bold">HANOVER, Pa.</span> (AP) — Authorities say thousands of fish have been killed in a south-central Pennsylvania creek following possible contamination from a massive chemical plant fire creek.
Officials in Adams and York counties are advising people not to fish, boat or swim in certain sections of the Conewago Creek until further notice.
State environmental officials say contaminants were found in the water following Monday's fire at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Plant in Conewago, Adams County/
Spokesman Eric Levis of the state Fish and Boat Commission told the York Dispatch that dead fish have been seen over a 10- to 15-mile span. He said a conservation officer is trying to determine how many fish have been killed and what species are involved.
Miller Chemical says it manufactures nonhazardous crop protection and nutritional agrochemicals.
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Nonhazardous crop protection??? Seems like it was pretty hazardous to those fish. I hate when stuff like this happens. Who knows how long it will take to diminish the effects of a chemical spill? I don't know that I really buy the whole "the air is safe to breathe" thing either...If I lived near there, I think I'd be getting my family out of Dodge for a while.
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Re: Thousands of fish reported killed after south-cent

Reminds me of the fish kills that took place in French Creek years ago. It seemed that every summer the Talon Zipper factory in Meadville had an incident where a valve was accidentally (Accidentally?) opened and poison effluent from the plant somehow got into the creek. I think all that baloney has been fixed, but I can remember that the kills were so bad that the whole place stunk from dead fish.

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The fishing won't be good there for at least 5 years I say. It's very sad that things like this has to happen. There should be a law makes it illegal to have a plant like that within a mile of a creek.

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