- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Environmental Management says it is investigating a release of about 900 gallons of sulfuric acid that occurred at the American Proteins Facility in Hanceville.

ADEM spokesman Jerome Hand said Thursday that the sulfuric acid reached the Mulberry Fork, resulting in fish being killed. ADEM is investigating the cause of the release and monitoring the situation.

Hand says the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been contacted to assess the extent of the fish killed. ADEM advises that all recreational activities in the Mulberry Fork stop until more information is available.

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