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August 9, 2022: Chemical Spill in NY Kills Hundreds of Fish

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A broken pipe at a wastewater treatment facility in Coxsackie, NY has spilled 1,500 gallons of aluminum salts into the Potic Creek. Hundreds of dead fish have begun washing up on shore as a result of the spill. The creek is not part of the town’s drinking water supply.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation said “DEC and village staff are actively working to collect the dead fish. DEC’s investigation is ongoing and Emergency Spill Response experts will continue to oversee the cleanup until it is complete and public and and the environment is protected.”

Chemical spill in Coxsackie kills hundreds of fish

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