ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental officials have issued a violation notice to a company responsible for a chemical spill that caused one of the Roanoke region's worst recorded fish kills.

More than 40,000 fish died when an agricultural-use chemical leaked from a plastic storage tank outside Crop Production Services, a farm supply business. The chemical eventually made its way into Tinker Creek.

The company apologized immediately after the July spill and has said it hopes to work with environmental officials to restock fish.

Earlier this month, the state Department of Environmental Quality issued a notice of violation to the company. An Oct. 4 letter says environmental officials have reason to believe that the company violated state regulations. The agency provided the letter in response to a records request from The Roanoke Times.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com