- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is inspecting a collapsed water treatment tank that leaked a small amount of contaminants into the Kiski River.

Agency spokesman John Poister said Thursday the spill at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant in Vandergrift wasn’t major and didn’t result in a fish kill. The contaminants included heavy metals.

Allegheny Technologies spokesman Dan Greenfield tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1iPdWdD) the company is investigating the structural failure. He says no one was near the tank when it collapsed.

Greenfield says the waterway doesn’t require a cleanup at this point.

Residents reported seeing a red sheen on the Kiski River before sunset Wednesday.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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