Officials uncertain of C. Ind. fish kill cause

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

State officials say it could be a couple weeks before investigators know what caused a fish kill along a four-mile stretch of a central Indiana stream.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the kill appears to have affected all fish species in that section of Bell Creek east of Daleville in Delaware County. Agency spokesman Phil Bloom tells The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/KxfdD6) that investigators didn't yet know how many fish died in the kill last week.

Preliminary tests ruled out manure as a cause in the steam a few miles southwest of Muncie. State environmental agency spokesman Barry Sneed says whatever contaminated the stream had mixed with the water, which is being tested for pesticides and other chemicals.


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