No visible impact seen in Susquehanna River from chemical plant fire

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they believe contamination from a massive chemical plant fire in central Pennsylvania has entered the Susquehanna River, but no visible impacts to the river have been seen.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says the plume of contamination in the Conewago Creek is believed to have entered the Susquehanna at York Haven early Saturday.

But officials say “there is no discoloration to the river water.”

The department said impacts are still being seen in parts of Conewago Creek, and people should avoid the creek in those areas until the discoloration vanishes and tests are done.

Last week, officials said thousands of dead fish had been seen over a 10- to 15-mile span of the creek after Monday’s fire at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Plant in Conewago, Adams County.

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