SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW)– A material in dishwashing detergent is responsible for killing fish along the Tuscawaras River and its tributaries in northern Stark County and southern Summit County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday.
ODNR said the material was dumped onto the ground near a storm drain and recent rain pushed it to the creek, killing fish and creating foam.
Six pumps were used to aerate near Twin Lakes Drive and Sweitzer Road in Green. About 8 miles of river and tributaries were impacted, as well as areas around Hartville, ODNR said.
The incident remains under investigation. ODNR is working to count and identify the fish.
The latest headlines from FOX8.com:
- Coronavirus-themed Halloween display bringing joy to Cleveland community
- Akron police search for hit-skip driver who struck, killed 64-year-old pedestrian
- Spotty showers continue overnight as cold front sweeps through
- Local family-owned costume shop struggling amid coronavirus pandemic
- Officials track down first-ever ‘murder hornet’ nest in Washington