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weather danger this is k texas news at ten when a severe weather blows cars off the tracks in colorado city whipped cream spilled into champion creek good evening and chronic sot im george levesque crazy story while it sounds harmless the desert is to blame for fish killing ktxs reporter will johnson joins us now with what biologists are finding will george front he finding hundreds of dead fish all kinds this is the cause that quit dairy topping that melted into chippy in creek an take a look at these photos courtesy of k v in see radio out of colorado city this is what the creek looked like earlier today a milky mess you can see dead fish floating a champion creek near colorado city and there are many more than these it looks somewhere from the hundreds to thousands a lot of sunfish some bass catfish and car water quality readings got up with travis did well the pollution biologist of boston with k t x s.com parks and wildlife department some measuring the distance of the impacted area along champion korea the it all started friday evening with strong winds derailed a train between colorado city in the rain whipped dairy topping being carried in a refrigerated car melted into champion creek will says the fish are dying as bacteria in the water sugars in that whipped cream causes oxygen levels in the water to drop and the fish can breathe union pacific is pumping of groundwater to help dilute the whipped topping whipped topping is pretty unusual for me i've seen some other ones well says they are finding low oxygen levels about to and a half miles downstream from spilled but it does not look like it will affect champion creek reservoir were going to monitor thats several miles downstream of where receive was of oxygen and don't feel like the pollutants can make it that far down into the receive or but something that we'd if we want to keep an eye on. we also checked with union pacific for update on the derailment spokesperson tells us the rail line reopened sunday evening to regular trap and there are still working to remove the fifty three toppled cars that came off the track friday and that spokesperson says will be at the site removing those




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