BROOKFIELD — “The Ohio EPA said Wednesday that runoff from a construction site is to blame for dead fish in a Brookfield pond.
On Tuesday evening, residents at Brookfield Acres Trailer Park off Warner Road noticed numerous dead fish in their pond. Officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources contacted Consol Energy, which is building a drilling site up the road from Brookfield Acres on Warren-Sharon Road.
‘The company was preparing to pave an area so they could drive vehicles on it and they put down some slag,’ said EPA spokeswoman Heather Lauer.
But last week’s heavy rains caused some problems with the paving material, which was in compliance with ODNR regulations. So, contracted crews with Consol as well as officials with ODNR and Ohio EPA arrived on scene to test the water.”
— Fox Youngstown