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Eastern Idaho property investigated for alleged chemical spill

Investigators with the Environmental Protection Agency are examining an eastern Idaho property that’s been designated a crime scene by local authorities who say they found hundreds of drums leaking chemicals.

The Standard Journal reports that federal officials arrived July 10 to examine the property near Rexburg that contains 1-gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon drums.

Officials are concerned the chemicals could make it into well water or a nearby canal. Two wetlands are also nearby.

Owner Max Spatig contends there is no spill and is disputing the crime scene designation that prevents him from living on the residence.


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