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Massachusetts: Hundreds Of Dead Fish Found Floating In Heritage Park Pond, Biologist Sent To Examine Fish Kill


By Heidi Voight, WWLP.com – “EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Families visiting East Longmeadow’s Heritage Park Sunday were shocked by the sight and smell of dead fish.

Upset viewers alerted 22News using our Report It feature, so we sent a crew to investigate. We found hundreds of what appear to be sunfish floating on the surface of the water and lining the shores.

One local fisherman told 22News he noticed the fish stopped biting after a kid’s fishing derby a couple weeks ago. ‘I thought maybe the water’s been polluted, or even maybe the kids just took the hooks off and damaged the fish and just threw them back in, could be any reason for it,’ Tony Calvanese.

‘I wouldn’t let my kids be around this area after seeing that. I think it’s disgusting and I think it’s unsanitary,’ said Lina of Springfield.” Read more.

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