Ohio EPA: ‘Unknown material’ that killed fish at Greene County creek decreasing

BEAVERCREEK TWP. — The Ohio EPA says the unknown material that was impacting aquatic life on Thursday in Greene County appears to have ended.

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The Ohio EPA was contacted Thursday afternoon regarding an unknown material causing a fish kill in Little Beaver Creek along Vineland Trail, an OHIO EPA spokesperson told News Center 7.

“Ohio EPA responded and found aquatic life impacted over a few hundred yards of stream,” said Dina Pierce. “Live fish were seen a short distance downstream, indicating the material was diluting quickly.”

Dozens of aquatic animals were reported dead including fish, frogs, and turtles, Nathan Hiester, Beavercreek Township Fire Department Division Chief, told News Center 7 Thursday.

>>Dozens of aquatic animals dead after reports of chemicals found at Greene County creek

The Ohio EPA returned to the area Friday of Willow Run Drive near County Line Road and found evidence that foam in the creek was quickly dispersing.

The impact on aquatic life appears to have ended but the material in the water remains unidentified, Pierce said.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been at the scene also assisting in the response with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department.

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