DEP Backtracks on Cause of Blue Creek

The (PA) state Department of Environmental Protection is retracting a report that printer’s ink turned a Fayette County creek blue in November. “We have not been able to conclusively determine the source of the blue coloring of (Connellsville-Breakneck) creek,” DEP spokesman John Poister said on Wednesday. “And we have not issued any notice of violation to National Envelope, but we are continuing to discuss with them the proper disposal of ink residue.”

Poister on Monday reported that inspectors had determined that a contractor Rodney Allen had improperly disposed of printer’s ink from National Envelope.

That report was based on erroneous information