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Cleanup underway at Okla. farm where spill led to fish kill


MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Workers in the northeast Oklahoma city of Miami are repairing a faulty drainage line that caused compost liquid to spill into a creek and kill thousands of fish.

State inspectors responded June 22 to J-M Farms, which is a mushroom farm where they found that the spill had turned Tar Creek dark for about two miles.

The spill was a setback for a creek recovering from decades of contamination from zinc and lead mining operations unrelated to J-M.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says high levels of ammonia and other compounds, coupled with large amounts of...

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