Iowa DNR investigates fish kill in Johnson County


Oxford, Iowa. Photo by Ashton B Crew.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill in Rhine Creek near the town of Oxford, IA. The kill appears to have originated at a local agriculture chemical facility.

AgVantage of Oxford reported a leak of roughly 200 gallons of chemicals from its rinse tanks on Thursday morning. The chemicals pooled in the ground and then flowed into the nearby Rhine Creek.

AgVantage is working to clean the spill while the Iowa DNR continues its investigation.

For more information, read the full DNR news release.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s