Hartford Courant, 25 August 2016
Late Thursday afternoon, Connecticut officials warned people not to eat any fish taken from a stretch of the Quinnipiac River until water quality test results are completed. A chemical spill Wednesday at a metals finishing factory prompted town officials to temporarily close two public wells. State environmental officials issued a warning against eating fish from a nearby stretch of the river.
A plumbing malfunction pushed about 300 gallons of hexavalent chromium up through roof drains where it flowed down into pavement and grass before some of it got into a catch basin system connected to the Quinnipiac River.