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Jordan Forest Products cited for fish kill

The Jordan Forest Products operation in the local industrial park has been cited and fined for a fish kill in Potato Creek and one of its tributaries that occurred last fall. An EPD spokesman confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Jordan had been hit with a consent order, mandating it eliminate a storm water runoff issue that resulted in the fish kill. The runoff entered an unnamed creek that runs under Five Points Road and on into Potato Creek, violating the Water Quality Control Act. Jordan has been fined for the fish kill. The unnamed creek ran a dark brown color that smelled like pine at the time of the fish kill. UPDATE: Jordan was fined $9907.89 – basically the cost of the investigation. Additionally, according to the consent order, it must “complete a detailed review of operations, processes and all associated discharges from facility; submit approvable corrective action plan to include future discharges to ensure compliance with Act and Rules for Water Quality Control.

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