30,000-Gallon Ammonia Leak Causes Major Fish Kill in Indiana Creek


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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, IN – An ammonia nitrogen leak from a 30,000-gallon tank has led to a significant fish kill in Flint Creek, as reported by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. 

The incident was discovered on Sunday afternoon, prompting immediate action from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

The leak originated at Scott Miller Farm, impacting a substantial stretch of water beginning in a tributary to Flint Run and extending into Flint Creek. Elevated levels of ammonia nitrogen were detected at the initial site, prompting concerns about environmental and aquatic health.

IDEM has engaged with the property owner to implement containment measures and prevent further leakage. The public and their pets are advised to avoid the area as IDEM and DNR continue to monitor the situation and assess the impact on the connected Wabash River. 

Further investigations are set to determine the full extent of the damage and ongoing risks.


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