The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Town Asked To Pay For Dead Wildlife


Last updated 2/18/2019 at 3:44pm

The Rosman Board of Aldermen voted last week to make a counter offer to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for replacing wildlife killed when 300 gallons of chlorine spilled in the French Broad River.

A valve left open in a chlorine tank at the Rosman Champion Park pool last July resulted in chlorine spilling into the French Broad River, killing about 4,700 fish, according to Mayor Brian Shelton.

Shelton said the valve was mistakenly left open when a company came to refill the tank.

Since the pool was built in 1979, the floor drain underneath the tank runs into the st...

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