Ammonia Spill Cleanup: Advisory Lifted for Flint Creek in Tippecanoe County following Mass Fish Kill


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West Lafayette, IN – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has officially lifted the public advisory for Flint Creek, announcing a swift resolution to the recent environmental concerns. The advisory, in effect for just over a week, was prompted by a substantial ammonia leak from a local agricultural facility.

According to IDEM, successful remediation efforts were quickly undertaken, including the draining and secure disposal of contents from two large fertilizer tanks and the decontamination of affected soils, which resulted in non-detectable ammonia levels in subsequent water testing.

Public Information Officer Barry Sneed confirmed that no lasting environmental impacts are expected, and local waterways including the Flint Creek tributaries and the Wabash River now show no signs of distress. This update comes after a fish kill incident early this month that raised initial concerns.


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