Nearly $7M suit filed against chemical plant after 2015 fire

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 3, 2016 7:36 AM

Photo by Shane Dunlap/The Evening Sun

(Hanover) -- A midstate chemical plant has been accused of not completely paying an environmental remediation company for cleanup services after a fire caused $20 million in damages.

Environmental Products & Services of Vermont is suing Miller Chemical & Fertilizer for nearly $7 million in federal court.

The chemical plant in Conewago Township, Adams County, caught fire in June 2015.

Miller Chemical officials have said an electrical malfunction caused the fire, though state police couldn't determine the exact cause.

Contaminated water runoff from efforts to extinguish the blaze killed thousands of fish in Conewago Creek.

Fishing, boating and swimming were prohibited for about a month following the fire.

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