Chemical Spill Was found to be Non-Toxic

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a potential chemical spill in the Long Point Slough near the intersection of Meridian Road and Bruce Road just north of Niantic Saturday morning. The spill was verified by the Niantic Fire Department. The spill was found to be non-toxic after the Hazmat team checked it out. The cause was traced to an inert chemical dye being flushed from a nearby Buckeye Natural Gas terminal. The substance is used to assist in locating any potential leaks in the pipeline and preventative maintenance. It is not harmful in the water but residents are still asked to keep an eye on their potable water sources and contact the Macon County Sheriff’s Office at 424-1319 if they notice a lime green tint within their water.

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