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Officials lift warning against taking fish from Quinnipiac River

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SOUTHINGTON — Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is lifting its recent warning against taking fish from a portion of the Quinnipiac River following a chemical spill in Southington.

DEEP officials said Monday that water and soil sediment samples show no evidence of the chemical in the water or river banks.

The officials also say there’s been no evidence any fish or aquatic life in the river have died from the spill.

An estimated 300 gallons of chemicals was released Wednesday morning from Light Metals Coloring.

DEEP says a malfunction at the metal plating company caused liquid containing hexavalent chromium to be released through roof vents. It then drained off the roof, onto a road and eventually into a catch basin where some emptied into the river.