Dawson County Public Notices

Gold Creek Foods Chemical Spill

Gold Creek Foods in Dawsonville has experienced a chemical spill of ferric chloride. The spill apparently occurred Tuesday, March 20, and was located by the city Thursday, March 22. Chemicals traveled through the stormwater drain to Flat Creek; fish and other water species were killed. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Division are on scene. Georgia Emergency Management Agency was notified at 5:45 p.m. March 22. The county was notified at 7:45 p.m. City representatives are on scene with regulatory agencies, as the area affected is in the city limits. Dawson County Emergency Services and essential personnel currently are standing by with resources if needed. Regulatory HAZMAT teams also have been notified. It is critical that those not involved with investigating the incident stay away from the scene so as to not interfere with the mitigation process.