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Hundreds of fish killed by concrete spill in Mill Creek Stream

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Salt Lake County, Utah — According to officials, approximately 300 fish were killed as a result of a concrete spill in Mill Creek Stream in Salt Lake County Friday.

“As of Monday, roughly 300 fish have been collected during the clean-up, primarily from about 2300 East upstream to 3600 East,” said a tweet from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. “We are still trying to determine the full extent of the fish impacts from this incident and will be doing follow-up surveys.”

On Monday, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality posted on Facebook: “Following extensive cleanup efforts and heavy rains, the water quality issues in Mill Creek stream caused by the concrete release are now resolved. The public is welcome to use the stream again for irrigation and recreation.

“DEQ will continue to investigate the environmental impacts of this incident, and share information as we have it available.”

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, the concrete spill increased PH levels which can cause skin irritations. Residents and their pets were urged to stay away from the water.

The Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, and Salt Lake County Health Department were on scene and working to address the situation.

Anyone with questions or concerns is invited to call a hotline at 844-909-3278.

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