A tip from a citizen led Catoosa County authorities to investigate abandoned chicken houses on Alabama Highway, where a substantial quantity of barrels containing unknown chemicals was discovered.
Catoosa County firefighters made an initial investigation and requested assistance from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
The chemicals have not yet been positively identified… and the investigation has expanded to include the Alabama Highway property and other locations outside of Catoosa County.
State and federal investigators are awaiting further analysis to identify the proper containment and disposal of the barrels and chemicals.