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MAP: Flat Branch recovering from contaminants

December 11, 2012 | 3:28 p.m. CST
Several months after runoff from the April 1 fire at O’Reilly Auto Parts killed an estimated 14,749 fish in a stretch of Flat Branch, the urban stream is showing signs of a remarkable recovery. Petrochemicals and low levels of oxygen were detected in water samples taken from Flat Branch after the fire.

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