Canada: Hundreds Of Dead Fish Line The Banks Of Pottersburg Creek, Ontario
By PATRICK CALLAN, The London Free Press – “Hundreds of dead fish lined the banks of Pottersburg Creek Thursday morning and dozens more could been seen floating belly up from a small bridge on Industrial Rd. south of Oxford. St.
The roughly 500 dead fish ranged from a few inches to a foot long. The stench of fish hovered above the 150- metre stretch at the most westerly point of the creek where the dead fish were found.
The Ministry of Environment said water samples were taken from the creek Wednesday and testing is being done to determine if the fish kill happened because of a spill or natural causes.
Rick Pedlow, city of London sewer operations division manager, said the city found out about the fish kill Wednedsay and is working closely with the Ministry of Environment – who is taking the lead.
‘We’re just a resource for the ministry. They will give us direction,’ Pedlow said.
By Thursday afternoon, the city had begun cleaning up the dead fish.
The Upper Thames Conservation Authority said the fish — creek chub, darters, bluntnose minnow, rock bass and white suckers — most likely died of natural causes.” Read more.