This Cobb County creek water turned white Saturday after 2,300 gallons of a solvent spilled into it. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Chemical spills into creek near Cobb homes

Firefighters and hazmat teams worked Saturday to clean up a spill that sent about 2,300 gallons of automotive cleaning solvent into a creek near homes in Smyrna, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The spill came from Apollo Technologies, which operates on Cobb Industrial Boulevard, the station reported. The company, which is a chemical packager, did not respond to Channel 2’s request for a comment on the situation.

Cobb firefighters responded to the situation about 11:30 a.m., but residents of the Kenwood subdivision told the station that they noticed the problem earlier. The creek runs along Heather Road and through the yards of more than 25 homes.

After crews remove the contaminated water, which has taken on a milky-white look, they’ll have to dig up soil, Channel 2 reported.

“I don’t know what could possibly harm my children. So they’re going to remain in the house,” neighbor Virginia Belizaire told the station.

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