Davidson River Reopens After Spill
Several thousand gallons of sodium hydrosulfide and possibly other contaminants from the old Ecusta mill leaked into the lower reaches of the Davidson River Tuesday afternoon, killing thousands of fish and bringing local, state and federal officials into the area to assess the damage.
Officials believe 3,000 gallons of the material entered the river, but the two tanks where the spill originated held nearly 6,000 gallons of the substance. The material washed through a half-mile to 1 mile stretch of the Davidson and entered the French Broad, but it likely diluted there.
According to a press r...