The Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College and Dr. Nate Bosch were involved in monitoring a possible chemical spill at Winona Lake, Ind., on Friday. A story from the online news site, Ink Free News, carries the details. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Center for Lakes and Streams: Warsaw Chemical Fire and Winona Lake
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department reported a chemical fire at Warsaw Chemical around 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Homes and businesses within 1,000 feet of the building on Durbin Street were evacuated shortly after the fire was reported.
Early reports cited that approximately 200,000 gallons of water were used by fire crews to contain the chemical fire. As a result, there is concern that the water used carried harmful chemicals into nearby Winona Lake.
Winona Lake is being aerated in efforts to both eliminate the presence of harmful chemicals and to provide oxygen to fish and wildlife in the lake.
Dr. Nate Bosch was on site all afternoon to discuss the effects of the incident and to assist in formulating a strategy concerning how to best protect Winona Lake. Samples of Winona Lake have been collected for analysis.
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