Fish Kill Investigated at Oxford in Johnson County
OXFORD – A fish kill in Rhine Creek at Oxford in Johnson County appears to have originated at a local agriculture chemical facility and is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
AgVantage of Oxford reported a chemical release from rinse tanks at its facility on Thursday morning. The liquid, estimated at approximately 200 gallons, pooled on the ground and some reached the nearby Rhine Creek where approximately 100 dead minnows had been found by early Thursday afternoon. The rinse that was spilled was mostly water containing residue of agricultural chemicals sold by the company.
AgVantage was working on cleaning up the liquid on Thursday. DNR investigation of the incident is continuing.