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Hundreds of fish are turning up dead in downstate Illinois due to a train derailment earlier this month.

The train was carrying corn syrup which leaked into the water.

Dead fish are now turning up on the banks of the Spoon River and a dam in Bernadotte, Illinois.

Crews are working to clean up the mess.

Environment officials say the syrup will dilute after a while and eventually wash away.

The Illinois EPA director wants to take action against the operator of the train.

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