State Says Printer’s Ink Colored Connellsville Creek

A trail of blue ink along a Fayette County (PA) highway helped investigators determine that potentially toxic printer’s ink—not concrete dye—turned a Fayette County creek blue in November. [Department of Environmental Protection spokesman John] Poister said the ink trail stretched from National Envelope in Upper Tyrone to the residence of Rodney Allen in Connellsville Township. National Envelope had contracted with Allen to dispose of its excess ink, Poister said, but Allen did not do so in accordance with DEP regulations.

National Envelope will be issued a notice of violation for failure to properly dispose of a potentially toxic substance,