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Dye turns creek red behind Lee Memorial Hospital

Lee Health says the dye is not hazardous
Posted at 11:21 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 07:19:50-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A dye spill has turned a creek behind Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers red. 

According to a statement from Lee Health, Nalco --  a contractor who provides water treatment services for the hospital -- dumped the dye into a storm drain. 

The drain empties into the Manual Branch Creek behind the hospital. 

Lee Health says they are working with Nalco on the cleanup and the dye is 99 percent water and is not hazardous.

Less than 5 gallons was discharged into the drain pipe and no harm has occurred. 

Lee Health also says it has already plugged the drainpipe and is working with Nalco on cleanup.