DEEP lifts fish consumption advisory for Quinnipiac River


SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have lifted the advisory to residents regarding eating fish from a portion of the Quinnipiac River after a hazmat spill last week.

Test results on water and soil samples did not show any evidence of contamination from hexavalent chromium. DEEP also says that there is no evidence of any fish or aquatic life deaths from the spill.

Hundreds of gallons of that chemical spilled at the Light Metals Coloring Company last Wednesday night. Officials say 300 gallons of hexavalent chromium leaked into the surrounding area and the Quinnipiac River.

Original Story: Hundreds of gallons of Hexavalent chromium leaked at Southington company

Hexavalent chromium is a chemical commonly used in metal finishing, wood preservatives and pigments.

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