Report: About 10,000 fish in Sope Creek killed following AmRep fire
by Haisten Willis
June 11, 2014 12:06 AM | 2167 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A report from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says an estimated 9,590 fish, worth a total of $4,796, were killed in Sope Creek following a May 23 chemical plant fire.

The report said water runoff from suppression of the fire at AmRep entered a private pond on Sope Creek, where the dead fish were found. Dead fish were also found in the creek itself, directly below the pond.

The AmRep manufacturing center is on Industrial Park Road near Cobb Parkway and Allgood Road in Marietta. The plant, which makes professional-grade chemical products, broke out in a two-alarm fire, engulfing the entire warehouse and burning a building to the ground.

Days after the fire, Cobb residents called Marietta Power and Water to report dead and dying fish in the creek, which runs a about 2 miles south of the plant in east Cobb.

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Bob Barker
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June 18, 2014
They need to shut it down..Killing the environment!!!! Go to a desert and make those toxic chemicals, waste, and pollution.
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