Mulberry, Sipsey Fork reopened following sewage spill

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — The company in charge of dumping sewage into the Mulberry and Sipsey Forks announced Wednesday that the bodies of water are again available for recreational use.

River Valley Ingredients, owned by Tyson, said in a statement that oxygen levels in the water have returned normal, which is appropriate for area wildlife. 

“Again, we deeply regret the incident and appreciate the coordination of efforts and help we received from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,” the statement read.

The sewage spill led to a massive fish kill in the affected water. 

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