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Mill Creek still off-limits to humans and pets after concrete spill

Jul 31, 2021, 6:09 PM
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Utah Environmental Quality officials confirm there was a fish kill after a construction accident spilled concrete into MIll Creek near I-215 and 700 East this week. Photo credit: Patrick Fink

SALT LAKE CITY — Cleanup continues after a construction accident that spilled two to five cubic yards of concrete into Mill Creek stream waters earlier this week.

The Department of Environmental Quality said that crews have retrieved 20 50-gallon bags of what they call “potentially contaminated material.” The concern is increased pH levels found in the water after the Thursday spill.

Elevated levels of pH can cause skin irritation to both humans and their pets.

EQ officials said that drinking water has not been affected by this spill, but they continue to advise people to stay away from stream waters west of I-215 and extending to 700 East in Salt Lake City.

The warning also applies to pets.

From our previous reporting

Residents in the area with questions or concerns should call 844-909-3278.

Clean-up efforts should be completed by the end of next week.

 

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