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EPA says it was an accident
State agency issues report on August contamination
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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The Ohio EPA says Dover Chemical Corporation was responsible for a fish kill this summer in northern Tuscarawas County.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell has more
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Chlorine was the culprit.  A just-released Ohio EPA report says a solution containing bleach washed into Sugar Creek  August 13.  It was in water pumped through cooling pipes in the Dover plant and came from ground water sources contaminated by past disposals.  Four to five thousand fish were killed by the elevated “pH”--or higher alkalinity of the water.  The EPA’s Kristopher Weiss says the agency concluded the incident was unintentional…so there will no indictments or fines…but…“As a result of our investigation we have asked Dover Chemical to take a couple of steps; including installing pH meters. And we’ve also asked them to install an alarm system so that employees at the facility will be notified when pH levels are outside of normal readings.”

In May, a gas plume from the plant closed nearby Interstate 77 for four hours. No injuries were reported.  I’m Tim Rudell, 89-7 WKSU. 


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Update: I-77 in Tuscarawas County reopens after chemical spill
Monday, May 21, 2012

Chemical spill in Tuscarawas shuts down I-77
Monday, May 21, 2012

Listener Comments:

I was driving on 77 and went threw that cloud. I am still being treated. I have Asama and some bronchial
problems. I now have to take Advair 500/50 twice a day. The big problem I have is they are doing nothing to fix the exhaust system. If something goes wrong it will be the same thing. They will blow there chemicals out the side of the building only feet away from the express way.


Posted by: Ken Fry (akron, Ohio) on March 10, 2013 4:03AM
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