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State regulators investigate fish kill in Hopewell creek


HOPEWELL, Virginia — State regulators are investigating a fish kill in a creek in Hopewell.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) that at least several hundred fish died Tuesday in Gravelly Run. Most of fish were blue catfish.

Hayden says investigators haven't determined whether the fish kill is related to a chemical spill at Honeywell International's plant in Hopewell.

He says plant officials reported a spill of ammonium carbonate into Gravelly Run on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured.

Honeywell tells the newspaper that it's working to determine how much of the chemical spilled.

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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