Chemical Spill Prompts Warning Not to Eat Fish from Quinnipiac River

By September 7, 2016 No Comments

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.

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