Chemical release at Wichita water treatment plant kills fish

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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WICHITA, Kan A chemcial released at a Wichita water treatment plant caused a fish kill early today.

The leak was discovered at the plant near downtown Wichita. City maintenance crews have plugged the leak.

A city news release said ferric sulfate leaked through a corroded drain pipe. City crews estimate 1700 to 2000 gallons were released. The fish kill was discovered in the Arkansas River near Cowtown.

Ferric sulfate is used to settle out particles in untreated water. The release said the Kansas Department of Health and Environment determined there is no threat to the public.


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