Calcasieu River fish kill - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Calcasieu River fish kill

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The D.E.Q is investigating a fish kill on the Calcasieu River. Earlier in the week a local man, riding in his boat, noticed hundreds of dead fish in the river. In many cases large amounts of dead fish can be a sign of possible toxic waste in the water, but Calcasieu Parish O.E.P. director, Dick Gremillion, said mother nature can play a role as well.

According to Gremillion, decaying vegetation in the water can result in a lack of oxygen, causing the fish to die. To be safe, the D.E.Q will be taking samples to determine if the water has been contaminated.  

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