State probes chemical spill in UGA campus stream

State officials are investigating a chemical spill in a stream on the University of Georgia campus that resulted in some fish being killed, according to a media report.

Some UGA students on Saturday explored Lily Branch, which is part of the campus stormwater sewer system, and smelled what they called a noxious odor coming from the stream, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

The students went Sunday morning to a construction site on Carlton Street, where workers were repairing a large storm sewer pipe, the paper reported. The students saw workers who appeared to be cleaning up a spill.

Downstream, the students found dead fish, the paper reported. There was what appeared to be a white and translucent substance on the stream.

The students reported their findings to campus police, who notified UGA environmental authorities, according to the report.

The residue on the stream was left by a contractor and found to be uncured fiberglass resin, the paper reported.

The Department of Natural Resources got involved and is completing its investigation, according to the report.