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No Use in Crying: Spilled Milk Turns Indiana Creek White

Crews used hay bales to help contain the milk

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    No Use in Crying: Spilled Milk Turns Indiana Creek White
    Tipton County Emergency Management via AP
    An accidental milk spill at a food processing business ended up turning a central Indiana creek white in Tipton, Indiana, in this Sept. 12, 2017, drone photo provided by Tipton County Emergency Management. The change in the hue of Cicero Creek in Tipton was noticed on Tuesday and investigators determined that no more than 300 gallons of milk spilled at Park 100 Foods. Officials indicate the spill wasn't dangerous.

    Authorities say an accidental milk spill at a food processing business ended up turning a central Indiana creek white. 

    The Kokomo Tribune reports the change in the hue of Cicero Creek in Tipton was noticed on Tuesday and investigators determined that no more than 300 gallons of milk spilled from the Park 100 Foods plant.

    State environmental officials indicate the spill wasn't dangerous. 

    Crews used hay bales to help contain the milk and a cleanup company removed about 14,000 gallons (53,000 liters) of a water and milk mixture from the creek. 

    Tipton County Emergency Management Director Chuck Bell says the creek was back to its normal color on Wednesday.

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