What was all the foam in Sharon Creek?

Posted at 7:12 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 19:12:18-04

SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- Sharon Creek looked like any other creek Tuesday. But over the weekend, it looked quite different.

"There was more foam in there than I've ever seen," Mike Schwan said.

Former Sharonville mayor Virgil Lovitt said the suds were about two feet high. Both Lovitt and Schwan have property bordering the creek -- and think someone is illegally dumping chemicals over weekends.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said its spill response team was on site within two hours of the call and saw no evidence of the foam; the agency didn't take any samples.

Hamilton County Assistant Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said his agency did take samples, though.

"We have intentions to follow up until we can determine there isn't a legal source of dumping," Kesterman said.

He emphasized anyone who sees a need for immediate action over a possible chemical spill should call 911.

Watch the video above to hear more from Schwan and Lovitt about why they believe someone may be dumping into the creek on weekends.