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Source of Creek Suds Found

BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP -- A sudsy situation in a creek in Luzerne County has been traced to a soap and detergent facility.

The foam in Black Creek in Black Creek and Hazle Townships last month tested positive for ingredients in detergent and was traced to a storm sewer coming out of Henkel, Inc., according to a DEP investigation.

Officials said the storm sewer line has been fixed.

DEP sent Henkel a notice of violation and will conduct assessments to determine long-term effects to the creek.


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