A Town in Virginia Agrees to Fine Over Chlorine Leak Following Storm

July 17, 2012

The town of Christiansburg in Virginia has agreed to pay $15,000 in fines and reimbursements stemming from a chlorine leak that killed thousands of fish.

A proposed settlement was reached between the town and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The Roanoke Times reports workers at the town’s wastewater treatment plant were attempting to locate a leak suspected of causing high volumes of storm water to be released into Crab Creek on April 10. Chlorinated water that was placed in the system as a way of pinpointing the leak escaped into the creek. About 2,250 fish were killed over a half-mile stretch.

The facility agreed to use a non-toxic dye to conduct future tests as part of the agreement.

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