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DEQ issues violation notice to company after Tinker Creek chemical spill

The spill from Crop Production Services happened in July

CLOVERDALE, Va. – Virginia environmental officials have issued a violation notice to the company responsible for the July chemical spill that killed more than 40,000 fish in Tinker Creek.

According to a letter from the Department of Environmental Quality, it may take administrative or judicial action against Crop Production Services.

The two sides will meet to ensure the company complies with state law, formalize a plan of corrective action and discuss possible fines.

"One of the things we're looking at is the way the chemical tank was stored. It was outside and whatever caused the leak allowed the chemical to collect in a shallow area and then it flowed into Tinker Creek," DEQ spokesman Bill Hayden said.

The company must respond within 10 days.

Click here to see the full letter.