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Hundreds of fish killed from contamination


Indiana conservation officers are trying to find the people responsible for contaminating a creek and pond, killing hundreds of fish in Kosciusko County.

Officers with the Department of Environmental Management and the DNR say they discovered 433 fish had died from animal waste contamination on Saturday.  The owner of the pond near SR-13 and CR-1250 S. called in the dead fish.

Investigators believe someone used an illegal field application or dump from a manure honey wagon just upstream from where the fish died.  Investigating Officer Keith Dinn believes it may have happened just a day or two before the fish died.

Indiana Conservation Officers would like the public's help in solving this environmental contamination and fish kill. If anyone has any information that may be helpful to bring the responsible party to justice, you are urged to call 1-800-TIP-IDNR, or 1-812-837-9256. You may remain anonymous.

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