Oxford company being investigated after fish kill - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Oxford company being investigated after fish kill

Posted:
OXFORD (KWWL) -

An Oxford company is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after a fish kill in Rhine Creek.

AgVantage, an agricultural chemical facility, reported a chemical release on Thursday.  They told the DNR that about 200 gallons of water containing residue of chemicals spilled from rinse tanks and pooled on the ground, with some reaching the creek.

The DNR says about 100 minnows in the creek were dead by early Thursday afternoon.

The DNR says AgVantage is working on cleaning up the spill.

The investigation into the incident continues.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.