Hazardous material leaks into creek in Madison Co.

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- Residents on Simpson Lane called 911 Wednesday to report orange water in Galloway Creek in Madison County.

Madison County Fire Department and Madison County Emergency Management Agency say an undetermined amount of dye used to color mulch entered the creek which flows to Smith’s Fork creek. The dye can be dangerous to aquatic life.

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The Kentucky ERT is responding to the spill and has taken samples of the water. There have been no signs of stress to aquatic life.

An environmental contractor is working with Estill Wood Products to clean up the spill site.

The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection’s Emergency Response Team will continue to monitor the site.